New Delhi: Before the January 11 hearing on agricultural laws, the chief petitioner has filed a fresh affidavit, stating that the Supreme Court should immediately order farmers to withdraw from the borders of Delhi.
He alleged that the ongoing farmers’ protest on the borders of Delhi is a violation of the verdict given by the Supreme Court in the Shaheen Bagh case.
The meeting between the farmers and the Union ministers on Friday remained inconclusive as the farmers’ leaders refused to discuss the three agricultural laws with the ministers. The two sides are scheduled to meet again on January 15.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar clearly stated that the government will not repeal agricultural laws and farmers can demand legal intervention if they wish. Farmer leaders, responding to this, said that they would not approach the court, but wanted to resolve the issue through dialogue with the government.
The petitioner cited the Supreme Court order
Petitioner Rishabh Sharma has urged the court to order the immediate removal of farmers blocking important Delhi / NCR border borders such as Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur and Chilla. Because every day millions of passengers are facing great difficulty and inconvenience.
In a petition seeking transfer of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to a designated place in protest against Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi, the Supreme Court had earlier ruled that public spaces cannot be occupied indefinitely.
The petitioner asserted that the road blockade also violated the Supreme Court’s decision in the Shaheen Bagh case, where anti-CA protesters had similarly blocked roads.
He said, “If the farmers protested, allowing them to continue the agitation by allowing them to block the public road would not only contradict their decision of this court in the Shaheen Bagh case, but it would also cause hardship and inconvenience to the common citizen. “
He urged the apex court to issue a directive to the government to open all the borders of the national capital.