New Delhi, July 23: The Supreme Court on Monday lifted a ban by the National Green Tribunal on protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club in New Delhi. The Bench also directed the Centre to lay down guidelines for the grant of necessary permission.
The court said that there cannot be a blanket ban on holding protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club near the India Gate.
The Green Tribunal had banned all protests around the historic Jantar Mantar area in October last year. It had pointed out that such activities violate environmental laws. Further it had also said that it was the duty of the state to protect people from noise pollution.