Delhi Police reaches SC to stop Farmers’ Tractor Rally On Republic Day

The bench said that it will consider the application after service of notice on the farmers unions on Monday, January 18.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice on an application filed by the Delhi Police seeking for an injunction against the tractor rally proposed to be carried out by farmers in Delhi on Republic Day to show their protest against the contentious farm laws.

The bench said that it will consider the application after service of notice on the farmers unions on Monday, January 18.

A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian assembled today to pass orders on a batch of petitions praying for the removal of protesting farmers near the borders of Delhi as well as another set of pleas challenging the three contentious Farm Laws.

In today’s hearing, Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for a petitioner seeking to remove the protesters, submitted to the Bench that the Republic Day parade “must go unblemished”. To this, the CJI stated that Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave had undertaken during yesterday’s proceedings that there would be no tractor rally.

However, Salve informed the Bench that Dave was not present during today’s proceedings and that the Delhi police has filed ant Application to injunct the impending rally.

In response to this, the CJI informed the AG that it was within the powers of the police to control that as well check if the protestors were armed.

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