Farmers Protest: During the hearing, the Supreme Court expressed displeasure over the farmers’ protest on the streets.
Farmers Protest: Farmers’ protest against the new agricultural laws continues. On Friday, the Supreme Court heard a petition seeking permission to hold a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar in protest against agricultural laws. During the hearing, the Supreme Court expressed displeasure over the farmers’ protest on the roads. The court said that you have the right to protest, but you cannot damage the property of others. On one hand you have strangled the whole city and now you want to come inside the city and start a protest here.Also Read – Supreme Court showed strictness on farmer protesters, said – the city has been kept hostage, now wants to enter the city
A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar told the farmers’ organization ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ and its president that once they had moved the court against the three agriculture laws, they should have faith in the judicial system and the matter. I should have let the decision be made. The top court said that citizens also have equal right to move freely without any fear and their properties are being damaged in protest. Also Read – On the CBI report regarding firecrackers, the Supreme Court said- ‘Cannot let people die’
“There has to be a balanced approach,” the court said. The bench asked the petitioners to file an affidavit that they were not a part of the protest which is taking place and under which national highways have been blocked at the city limits. The bench fixed October 4 for the next hearing of the matter. Also Read – UP News: CM Yogi’s big statement – farmers movement will not make any difference, we will break our own record
Several farmer organizations have passed three laws – Farmer Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act, 2020, 2020. are opposing. Initially, the protest started from Punjab in November last year and later spread mainly to Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.