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Farmers have the suitable to protest, however can not block roads indefinitely: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday mentioned that although farmers have the suitable to protest, they can not block roads indefinitely.

The high court docket has given three weeks to farmers’ unions, which have led almost a year-long agitation in Delhi and elsewhere, towards three central agricultural legal guidelines, to file their response on a plea in search of removing of farmers from the roads. . The court docket has fastened the subsequent listening to of the case on December 7.

The court docket was listening to a petition filed by a Noida resident, urging that the protesters be faraway from the streets across the nationwide capital area.

“Eventually some solution has to be found. We are not against their right to protest even pending a legal challenge, but the roads cannot be blocked,” the court docket mentioned.

Earlier additionally, in view of the continual blockade of highways connecting the nationwide capital with neighboring states by farmers protesting towards agricultural legal guidelines, the highest court docket had mentioned that roads can’t be blocked endlessly.

“Redress can be through judicial form, agitation or parliamentary debate. But how can highways be blocked and this happens forever? Where does it end?”, main a two-judge bench Justice SK Kaul made the remarks whereas listening to a plea by a Noida resident alleging hardships to commuters as a result of ongoing protest.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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