Keeping in mind the problems of the people due to the farmers’ agitation, the Supreme Court is taking a strict stand regarding the protests. Today, the Supreme Court, while hearing the petition of the Kisan Mahapanchayat, has asked the question as to why there are protests on the streets even after the three agricultural laws were banned by the court.
In its petition, the Kisan Mahapanchayat has sought permission from the Supreme Court for Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. The Kisan Mahapanchayat has told the court that they have not obstructed any road. On this, the top court said that when one of the parties reached the court, what is the point of protest, the law has stayed, the government has also assured not to implement it, then what is the protest.
Three farm laws have been stayed by apex court and these Acts are not in place. What are you protesting for: SC to farmers’ body
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) October 4, 2021
The top court further said that you have challenged the validity of these laws. The court will first decide on its legality, where is the question of protest. The Supreme Court reprimanded that what is the logic of protesting at Jantar Mantar. You can’t do both that challenge the law and then protest.
During the hearing, the Supreme Court also commented on the incident in Lakhimpur Kheri, saying that though the protesters are claiming a peaceful protest, they will not take responsibility for the violence and damage done to the public property there. The Supreme Court further said that the law will take its course.