The Uttar Pradesh government has said it is trying to convince farmers about the illegality in the light of a Supreme Court order since April as part of their ongoing protest against three agriculture laws brought by the Center last year.
In an affidavit filed in the court by a Noida resident in connection with a PIL, seeking removal of road-blocks built by the protesters, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government has said that “farmers should be completely” Efforts were on to explain. Illegal act of blocking roads”.
“Most of the protesters are aged and aging farmers,” the affidavit said. “The diversion has been made to allow smooth movement of traffic between Ghaziabad and Delhi in Uttar Pradesh through Maharajpur and Hindon roads as NH 24 was still blocked.”
Monika Agarwal’s PIL is to be heard tomorrow before a bench of Justices SK Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy. The petition states that traveling from Noida to Delhi has become a nightmare, taking two hours instead of the usual 20 minutes.
In the April 9 hearing related to the matter, the Supreme Court had said that public roads Should not happen Blocked, come what could happen.
Without directly referring to the farmers’ agitation, the court said, “We are not going into the larger issue but a limited issue. The larger issue can be resolved judiciously, administratively and politically. Bar saying that public roads should not be blocked.”
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping since last November around three border points of Delhi – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur – demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws enacted by the Centre. are doing. September last year.