SC puts onus of ending farmers’ stir on Centre

Saying that while the farmers “might have right to a place to agitate”, the Supreme Court (SC) however observed that “roads cannot be blocked like this” and asked the Centre to “find a solution”, adding that it “lies in the hands of Union of India and concerned States.”The SC’s observations came while hearing a plea by a Noida resident who alleged that the road blockade by the farmers had increased her commuting time between Noida and Delhi from 20 minutes to 2 hours. The SC, which, in April, had impleaded the state governments of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (UP) as respondents, along with the Centre, asked the trio to find a solution.Last month, the apex court had directed both Haryana and UP to file their replies on how they planned to remove the blockade, which has been in force since November last year when farmers from mostly North Indian states gathered at Delhi’s outskirts protesting against the new farm laws and demanding their immediate withdrawal.

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  • NEWS Date 2021-August-24
  • News Category National

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