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Tractor Rally: Centre Withdraws Plea After SC Calls It a Police Matter

Mumbai: The central government on Wednesday withdrew its demand for an injunction against a tractor rally proposed by farmers opposing the new agricultural laws on 26 January following the Supreme Court said: “It is a police case”.

The police have “authority” to deal with the problem related to the proposed tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day, a bench said that Chief Justice S. A. Bobde and Justices A. S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian.

“We have told you that we will not issue any instructions. This is a police case. We will allow you to withdraw. You are the authority and you have to deal with it. You have powers to pass orders, you do it. It is not for the court to pass an order,” the bench said in the hearing through video conferencing.

Following the observation of the apex court, the Center withdrew the petition filed through the Delhi Police seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor or trolley march or any other form of protest, which would be held on the occasion of Republic Day gatherings and celebrations.

Earlier, the apex court, while hearing the Centre’s plea against the proposed tractor rally, said that entry into Delhi is a law and order issue and who should be given admission and on what conditions are determined by the police.

The Center filed a petition through Delhi Police seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor or trolley march or any other form of protest, which seeks to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations and celebrations on 26 January.

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