Supreme Court held its hearing of farmers issue today. Court also discussed the application filed by Delhi Police seeking a direction to put an injunction on the proposed tractor rally on Republic Day.
Supreme Court said that it will hear the matter and application filed by Delhi Police seeking a direction to put an injunction on the proposed tractor rally on Republic Day on January 20 i.e. day after tomorrow. It adjourned the hearing till Wednesday.
The court said that it is the responsibility of the police to maintain law and order in the capital and it is up to Delhi Police to decide who should be allowed to enter Delhi.
Supreme Court stated, “The question of entry into Delhi is a law and order situation that is to be determined by Police.” Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing for Centre, says that tractor rally by farmers will be illegal & there will likely be an entry of 5000 people in Delhi.
The Delhi Police had filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding the tractor march of farmers. In a petition filed in the Supreme Court, the Delhi Police had sought a stay on the farmers’ tractor march on January 26. The Delhi Police has cited law and order for this.
Notably, there has been a continuous deadlock over farm laws 2020 between farmers’ organizations and the Centre, both sides will have the 10th round of meeting tomorrow on 19th January 2020.
The farmers had announced that they will hold a tractor march on 26th January 2020 in Delhi. The farmers’ organizations had also released their complete plan for the tractor march. Even before the hearing in the Supreme Court, the farmers’ organizations had said that no one could stop the tractor march. They said that they have made all preparations.
The United Kisan Morcha on Sunday announced the route of the tractor march. The march will encircle Delhi’s Outer Ring Road and the Republic Day parade will not be disrupted. The tractor march will be completely peaceful and each tractor will have a tricolor and a flag of a farmers’ organization.
The farmers’ have been protesting at Delhi borders against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.