The top court made the remark when a plea to declare CAA as constitutional came up before it.
CJI Bobde said “the country is going through critical times. The endeavour should be to bring peace. Such petitions don’t help”, LiveLaw quoted.
The petition sought action against those spreading “misinformation”.
Petitions of this nature lead to causing more agitations and do not help in the endeavour to restore peace, CJI said, Bar&Bench quoted.
It is unclear exactly what violence Bobde was referring to.
However, Kavita Krishnan, who went on a fact-finding mission in Meerut in December — along with political activist Yogendra Yadav and Nadeem Khan, the founder of United Against Hate — said that the Uttar Pradesh police had shot at and killed bystanders during anti-CAA protests in Meerut and raided Muslim homes.
A HuffPost India report found that the police had detained and tortured minors in Bijnor as part of a crackdown on a demonstration against CAA.
More recently, a lawyer and her friend were hounded out of their home by a mob in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar after they protested against Amit Shah’s pro-CAA rally in the area.