In Delhi, agitating farmers have announced to take out a tractor march on 26 January in protest against the agricultural law. The Delhi Police had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the tractor march. Hearing this petition, the court has issued notice to the parties concerned. The police had argued that there is a possibility of law and order breach from the tractor march of farmers. Such events cannot be allowed on Republic Day.
The CJI said during the hearing on the agricultural laws that farmers can apply for permission from the Delhi Police Commissioner for protests at Ramlila Maidan or other places.
Explain that the farmers have been camping on the borders of Delhi for more than 40 days. Farmers are staging a strike on the road-highway at Tikari Border, Indus Border, Kundli Border in Sonipat, and UP Gate. Due to this, the traffic system has deteriorated. Due to road closures and route diversions, people are facing problems in commuting.
Permission to perform even after execution
On Monday, the court told the lawyers of the farmers, after stopping the implementation of the law, you can continue the demonstration. We do not want anyone to say that the performance was suppressed. Farmers’ advocate Dushyant Dave said, farmers want to go to Ramlila Maidan, why are they being stopped. The court said, such a large number of people will come to Delhi. Who will take responsibility if there is a problem? Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, 26 January is a big day for the country. No rally should be allowed on that day.
Concern over the status of protesters
Expressing concern over the condition of the protesters, the bench said, “People are facing cold and pandemic conditions.” Who is watching their food and drink system? Women and elders are sleeping on the ground. Why are the elders in this performance? The Chief Justice wants the protesting farmers to return to their homes. Try to convince them. ‘