“Can you block a public road? You cannot block it. Suppose there is a public park, you cannot hold protest there,” The Supreme Court observations came in the course of hearing of two petitions, few days ago — one by Amit Sahni and another by Nand Kishore Garg, a BJP leader — both seeking directions for the removal of protesters, in shaheen bagh case. It’s also an offense to block National Highway as per National Highways Act 1957 in any circumstances. But in tripura state political party IPFT repeatedly violating the law. Significantly government is also silent in this matter as IPFT is partner of ruling BJP. Despite being partners in the coalition government, the BJP and IPFT contested the Lok Sabha polls separately with both parties putting up candidates in the two seats of the state. The BJP’s candidates won both the seats. This is also the second time that IPFT calls strike amid pandemic demanding separate Tipraland. A strike was undertaken on July 9. TTAADC came into existence in January 1982 after the conclusion of the first elections to the council.