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Delhi blockade issue: SC seeks answers from more than 40 farmers’ organizations and many leaders including Rakesh Tikait

Notices have been issued to 43 farmer organizations and many farmer leaders including Rakesh Tikait, Darshan Pal and Gurnam Singh who are not participating in talks with the panel to resolve the issue of blockade of Delhi border.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to 43 farmer organizations and their various leaders, including Rakesh Tikait, Darshan Pal and Gurnam Singh, on the application of the Haryana government, alleging That they are not engaging in talks with the state panel to resolve the issue of blockade of roads on Delhi’s borders. The bench has fixed October 20 for next hearing in the matter.Also Read – UP: Attack on 20-year-old youth sleeping at night, cut off his private part

The Haryana government has applied in a public interest litigation filed by Noida resident Monika Agarwal. The PIL, requesting removal of the blockade, states that earlier it used to take 20 minutes to reach Delhi and now it is taking more than two hours and the people of the area are facing difficulties due to the protest at the UP Gate on Delhi border. is facing. Also Read – Housing sales data: Seven major cities of the country registered a growth of 47 percent year-on-year in the sales of houses

Taking cognizance of the application, a bench of Justices SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundaresh ordered issuance of notice and also served it manually. The bench questioned, “Mr Mehta (Solicitor General Tushar Mehta), you have made about 43 people as parties. How will you send the notice to them? Mehta said that farmers’ leaders are necessary parties in this matter and he will ensure that notices are served on them. Mehta requested for hearing on the petition on Friday, October 8. Also Read – Supreme Court dismisses Supertech’s petition, both 40-storey towers will have to be demolished in due time

The next hearing in the case is fixed on October 20.

Mehta, appearing for the state, said Haryana has constituted a committee to hold talks with the protesting farmer leaders, but the farmer leaders have refused to participate in the talks. “Notices should be issued so that they do not say that there is no reason to come to them.

Haryana government said- farmers’ organizations refused to come forward for talks

Haryana, in its petition, said that a state-level panel was constituted on September 15, 2021, to hold talks with farmers’ organisations. But he refused to come forward for talks on 19 September. In this application it is said, “The United Kisan Morcha, an organization of various farmer unions on the Indus border and Tikri border, has organized this dharna and to make a party in this the written person who is the office-bearer and worker of various farmer unions, has raised this issue. There are necessary parties to resolve.”

How highways can be obstructed forever

In an earlier hearing, the bench had wondered how the highways could be blocked forever. The bench had also asked the Center what the government was doing in this matter. The Center had said that it had called a meeting with the protesting farmers and the details have been mentioned in the affidavit.

Farmers’ representatives will have to apply to be a party

Mehta had requested that the court should allow the petitioner to make farmers’ organizations a party in the petition, so that later they cannot say that they were not made a party in the matter. The bench told Mehta that he would have to file an application to make the farmers’ representatives party as no private person would know who their leader was.

SC had said – solution should be found to open the border

The top court had on August 23 told the Center and the neighboring states of Delhi that they should find a solution to open the borders of Delhi, which were blocked due to protests by farmers along the border. The court had said that farmers have the right to protest but they can do so at a designated place so that the movement of traffic is not obstructed. The court had said that why the central government cannot find a solution to this. The top court said that this will also have an impact on toll collection as vehicles cannot pass through due to blockage of the road.

The apex court had issued notices to Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

Earlier, on March 26, the apex court had issued notices to Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The UP government had said in its affidavit that efforts were being made to remove the blockade on the Delhi-UP border.

The farmers have put up about 141 tents and 31 langars.

The government said that at present, the farmers have put up about 141 tents and 31 langars in the area. The protesting people have made a stage on the flyover, from where their leaders give speeches. The Haryana government had similarly told the court that since November 27 last year, the protesters have been camping on the Indus border within a radius of about six kilometers of NH-44.

opposition to three bills

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