Mumbai: The Supreme Court is set to hear a plea seeking immediate removal of farmers opposing the three-agriculture bill at several border points in Delhi.
The farmers have been agitating on the borders of the national capital since 26 November.
A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian will hear the plea today.
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According to the Supreme Court’s official website, a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian will hear the plea today.
This plea has been filed by law student Rishabh Sharma, who claims that commuters are facing difficulties due to road blockages and possible increase in COVID-19 numbers due to the crowd of farmers.
The petitioner has further claimed that on 27 November, Delhi Police allowed the protesters to protest peacefully at the Nirankari Maidan in Burari, but they still continue to block Delhi’s borders.
“The petitioner is seeking a necessary direction from this court for immediate removal / spread of such mass mobilization of protesters on the Delhi border and they have been sent to the already allotted location by the Delhi Police in view of the immediate danger of coronavirus infection,”said the plea.
It states that demonstrators can continue to protest peacefully after the threat of coronavirus is over, and given that the number of COVID cases is increasing, it is paramount that the protest be stopped immediately.
Protests by farmers against Centre’s three farm laws continued on Tuesday, the 20th day on the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana.
Farmers have been protesting on different borders of the national capital against the three newly enacted farm laws – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.