Supreme Court Says Farmers Have Right To Protest, But Cant Block Roads

22 October 2021 Current Affairs:The Supreme Court stated on Thursday that it is not against people’s freedom to protest even when a case is pending, but that such protestors cannot block public roadways forever.

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♦At some point, a solution must be found. Even though a legal challenge is ongoing, we do not oppose the freedom to protest. However, roadways cannot be closed in this manner, Justice S K Kaul, who is part of a two-judge panel that also includes Justice M Sundresh, added.
♦The bench was hearing a petition from Noida resident Monicca Agarwaal, who underlined commuter issues caused by continuous protests against farm rules and requested that the protesters be removed from the Delhi border.
♦Farmers, who were represented by senior counsel Dushyant Dave and advocate Prashant Bhushan, claimed that roads were intentionally stopped to influence public opinion against them. Protesters should be permitted to continue their anti-agricultural laws demonstrations in the Ram Lila Maidan and Jantar Mantar.
 

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