Farmers’ agitation against Delhi’s Singhu border continues The people of Sonipat had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking reopening of the highway which was closed due to the peasant agitation.
The Supreme Court has refused to hear the case. In this case, the court has asked the petitioners to go to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. In fact, the court said it was a humanitarian issue raised by the people of Sonepat. But there is nothing we can do about it.
The court said that the petitioner should knock on the door of the High Court for the right of the citizens to protest and for the right of unrestricted movement of the citizens. The court further directed the advocate to approach the High Court on the plight of the local citizens, the sick and the needy. The High Court is quite capable of hearing and settling such cases first.
It may be mentioned here that in this case the petitioners said that they were not against the peaceful protest being staged by the farmers but the road was closed on both sides of the highway at Singhu border, which was causing inconvenience to the people. He said that if even one side of the highway was opened then people would get relief from it. On which Justice Chandrachur said that you should go to the High Court and seek redressal, there your grievances can be considered.