Farmers have right to protest but can’t block roads indefinitely: SC | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the farmers have the right to protest but cannot block the roads indefinitely.
A bench of Justices S K Kaul and C T Ravikumar asked the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers union, whether they have a right to block the road.
SKM responded saying the road management can done be better by the police and if police can’t manage then allow the farmers to protest at Ram lila ground or Jantar Mantar in the national capital.
During the hearing, SG Tushar Mehta cited Republic Day violence and said the incident took place despite the farmers unions giving an undertaking that there will be no violence during tractor rally on January 26.
Earlier this month, the SC had questioned the rationale behind farmers continuing their protests, including blocking of national highways, when none of the three contentious agricultural laws are…

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