‘Shaheen Bagh will stay’: Mediators assure protestors in search for a win-win formula
Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors returned to Shaheen Bagh on Thursday for the second day of negotiations and said they would attempt to find a solution while letting Shaheen Bagh stay. The first round of talks between the protesters and interlocutors ended yesterday without any resolution and with a reiteration of the demand for repealing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Interlocutors, senior lawyers Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran attempted to make headway on Thursday afternoon by suggesting the contours of a possible solution to break the 68-day long impasse. “Shaheen Bagh will stay,” Ramachandran declared from the stage at the venue to a thunderous applause by the protestors gathered in front of the stage. She added that “we wish that a solution is found while letting Shaheen Bagh (protests) continue”. “Can we come up with a solution that the protests continue at Shaheen Bagh yet the roads are cleared,” Ramachandran asked.