Farmers have proper to protest, however can’t block roads indefinitely: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday mentioned though farmers did have a proper to protest, however they can not block roads indefinitely.

The apex court docket granted three weeks’ time to farmer unions, main the nearly year-long agitation alongside the borders of Delhi and elsewhere in opposition to the three central farm legal guidelines, to file their response on a petition in search of removing of the protesters from the roads. The court docket posted the matter for additional listening to on December 7.

The court docket was listening to a petition filed by a resident of Noida urging that the protesters be faraway from the roads across the nationwide capital area.

“Ultimately some solution has to be found. We are not averse to their right to protest even when a legal challenge is pending, but roads cannot be blocked,” the court docket acknowledged.

Earlier as properly, taking grim view of the persevering with blockade of highways connecting the nationwide capital to the neighbouring states by farmers protesting in opposition to the farm legal guidelines, the apex court docket had mentioned that the roads can’t be blocked perpetually.

“Redressal can be through judicial form, agitation, or parliamentary debates. But how can highways be blocked and this happen perpetually? Where does it end?”, Justices S Ok Kaul, who was heading a two-judge bench, remarked whereas listening to a plea by a Noida resident alleging hardships to commuters because of the ongoing protests.


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