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SC to hear Jamia-Aligarh protests matter on Dec 17 (Lead)

New Delhi

16-December-2019

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hold a hearing on the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, held in Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University and Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday.

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said the Supreme Court would not be bullied, and cannot be held to ransom while public properties are destroyed. He said that the court is not saying students are responsible or police are innocent.

The court observed that just being students, they can't take the law into their own hands, adding the it would hear the matter on Tuesday if no violent protests take place.

"We know what are rights....What is this? Public properties are being destroyed. We will decide it in cool frame of mind," said the Chief Justice to the lawyers.IANS