The Haryana Government has told the Supreme Court through an affidavit that sincere efforts are being made to remove the blockades, due to farmers' protest against the three farm laws, from interstate roads and national highways and to resume the free flow of traffic.
The Haryana Government said that the general public continued to face great hardship due to the blockades of roads and it was persuading the farmers and farmer organisations to cooperate.
"Sincere efforts are being made to remove the blockades from interstate roads and national highways and to resume the free flow of traffic on these roads for the convenience of the general public by way of persuading the farmers and farmers' organisations to cooperate. Regular deliberations are being held by the local administration from time to time to convince them to remove the blockades as the general public is facing great hardship due to such blockades," the affidavit stated.
The affidavit of the Haryana Government was filed on a plea of a woman resident of Noida seeking direction to ensure that the road between Noida to Delhi is kept clear so that the passage is not affected.
The case was listed for hearing on September 27, but the matter could not be taken up and a Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul adjourned the hearing.
The Haryana Government said although the farmers did not meet the state-level committee, constituted to resolve the issue of farmers' protest on public spaces, the government would continue to persuade the protesting farmers to remove blockages on state and national highways.
-With inputs from ANI