The Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors visited Shaheen Bagh on Wednesday to initiate talks with the protesters after the court suggested that the agitation should be held in an alternative site where no public place is blocked. The protesters have been on a sit-in against the new citizenship law for over two months now. Senior lawyers Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran told protesters that they had come to Shaheen Bagh to listen to people who had assembled in large numbers. But in the interaction, the protesters were adamant that they would not shift their protest site. According to Hindustan Times, the protesters contested allegations saying when parallel roads are open "why do the applicants want to use only this road?". Another protester said, "We are asked to move, we will move but the protests will continue."