Farmers can’t block roads indefinitely: Supreme court

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Farm unions granted 3 weeks’ time to file their response on a petition seeking their removal from roads by the apex court.

Farmers can’t block roads indefinitely: Supreme court
The farmers protest has been going on for nearly a year.

New Delhi: Supreme court on Thursday said that though the farmers have the right to protest but they can’t block roads indefinitely.

The court made the remark while hearing a petition filed by a Noida resident who sought removal of protesters from the streets around the national capital region, alleging hardships faced by the commuters due to the protests on streets. The farm unions have been given 3 weeks’ time to respond and next hearing will take place on December 7th.

Justice S.K Kaul who was heading the 2 judge bench said “Redressal can be through judicial form, agitation, or parliamentary debates. But how can highways be blocked and this happen perpetually? Where does it end?”

The farmers protest have been going on for nearly an year against the 3 farm laws passed by the central government and is being led by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha who have held several agitations across the borders of New Delhi and have blocked railways and roadways on many occasions as a form of protest.

(With inputs from the Indian Express)