Need for a balanced approach: SC asks farmers’ organization to apply for permission to organize events

“You have strangled the whole city and now you want to enter the city and start protesting here again,” the Supreme Court told a farmer organization on Friday protesting the three farm laws and asking authorities for instructions to allow it to stage satyagrah. to Jantar Mantar here.

A bench of judges AM Khanwilkar and CT Ravikumar told the applicants’ lawyer “Kisan Mahapanchayat”, a group of farmers and farmers, and its chairman that once they took the case to court against the three laws agriculturalists, they should have confidence in the justice system and that the issue be resolved.

The Supreme Court said that citizens have the same right to move freely and without fear and that their property is damaged during the protest.

The court said: “There has to be a balanced approach.” The judiciary, which put the case to the hearing on October 4, asked the applicants to file an affidavit stating that they were not part of the protest, which is ongoing, and the blocking of national highways. at the city borders. Several farmers’ organizations are protesting the passage of three laws – the 2020 Agricultural Products and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the 2020 Essentials (Amendment) Act and the Insurance Agreement Prices and Farmer Protection (Empowerment and Protection) Services Act, 2020.

Initially, the protests started in the Punjab in November last year and then spread mainly to Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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