Farmers’ protest: Barricades at Tikri, Ghazipur borders eliminated; emergency vehicles to be allowed

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Farmers’ protest: Delhi Police begins eradicating barricades at Tikri, Ghazipur borders; emergency vehicles to be allowed.


The Delhi Police on Thursday began eradicating barricades put up at the Tikri, Ghazipur borders the place hundreds of farmers are protesting towards the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines. 

Four out of the eight layers of barricades at Tikri border have been eliminated. However, the cement barricades are nonetheless there and the highway stays closed for commuters. 

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at the three borders of the nationwide capital towards the contentious farm legal guidelines since November 2020.

Meanwhile, farmers protesting at the Ghazipur border in Delhi are vacating a bit of the service highway beneath the flyover to enable the motion of public vehicles. The service lane portion of the highway goes from Ghaziabad to Delhi, on which the media centre was constructed by the farmers. Farmers will now sit solely on the higher a part of the flyover. 

Earlier, the Supreme Court stated that farmers protesting at Delhi borders towards the three farms legal guidelines have the best to agitate however they can not block roads indefinitely. A bench headed by Justice SK Kaul stated it was not towards the best to protest even when the authorized problem is pending however finally some answer has to be discovered. 

“Farmers have right to protest but they cannot keep roads blocked indefinitely. You may have a right to agitate in any manner but roads should not be blocked like this. People have right to go on roads but it cannot be blocked,” the bench additionally comprising Justice MM Sundresh stated.

Additionally, on opening emergency routes at Tikri border, the Delhi Police Commissioner informed media, “Tikri border and Ghazipur border can soon be opened from both sides for emergency vehicles. We are doing it after assessing the situation. As of now, we are removing the barricades here.”

JCB machines have been seen eradicating blockades at the Tikri border. 

This got here whereas listening to a plea towards the blockade of roads between Delhi to Noida due to farmers’ protests towards the three agriculture legal guidelines. A Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul requested farmers unions to file their response in two weeks on the petition searching for removing of protesting farmers from roads and posted the matter for listening to on December 7.

“You may have a right to agitate in any manner but roads should not be blocked,” Justice Kaul informed farmers unions then. 

Justice Kaul had additional stated, “Ultimately some solution has to be found. I am not averse to their right to protest even when the legal challenge is pending, but roads cannot be blocked.”

The Bench stated that the legislation is laid down and there may be nothing extra to be laid down. Senior advocate Dushyant Dave showing for one of many farmers’ unions argued earlier than the highest courtroom that roads usually are not blocked by farmers; a sure a part of the roads are blocked due to the way in which Delhi police made preparations.

“It suits them to allow a feeling that farmers have blocked the roads. I have travelled six times on the road. I think that better arrangements can be made by the Delhi police. They should allow us in Ramleela Maidan, but they stopped us and after that they allowed BJP to hold a rally in Ramleela Maidan,” Dave stated.

“Why they are selective? People who had insulted the country by climbing on Red Fort have been given bail,” Dave informed the Bench. The apex courtroom recorded the assertion of Dave that roads are blocked due to the way of arranging safety by the Delhi Police and in addition due to the prevention of the passage to Ramleela Maidan.

“We may at the threshold point out that we are not concerned with any of the larger issues. Only that in view of the earlier orders of the court, roads are not continually occupied,” the Bench stated.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta showing for the Centre stated {that a} committee was constituted by the federal government and farmers unions even refused to take part within the conferences. Agitation of farmers is for another causes, SG added.

(With ANI inputs)

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, 2021-10-29 08:43:06

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