Farmers’ Protest: Legal Challenge Against Government’s Actions

The heat up movement in the country right now is Farmer’s protest struggling for their rights. They can’s just go in parliament and form policy- they need support of Govt. officials and public authorities to represent their rights and demands, but when no one is listening the silent cry of the farmers they were showing their frustration through rallies, protest , mobilization and moving from their places to Delhi which is their fundamental rights that can’t be violated by anyone in any case then who gives them authority to ban their protest, to curb their movement  by covering the borders let’s discuss this topic in the today’s article.  The ongoing farmers’ protest in India, particularly in Delhi, continues to draw attention as farmers gear up for another significant march to the capital state Delhi. Here are the latest updates and developments surrounding the protest:

Ban on Protests in Delhi:

  • Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 across the national capital till March 12, prohibiting any processions, demonstrations, rallies, or marches.
  • This move comes ahead of the ‘Dilli Chalo’ march planned by more than 200 farmers’ unions from Punjab.

Security Measures in Chandigarh:

  • Chandigarh administration deploys 1,200 police personnel and installs barricades at entry and exit points to prevent farmers’ march towards Delhi.
  • Villages with farmer communities in Chandigarh are closely monitored to maintain order.

Support for ‘Delhi Chalo’ Call:

  • Bharti Kisan Union-Doaba announces support for the farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ march scheduled for February 13.
  • Despite some unions staying away from the call, support remains strong from various farmer groups.

Farmers’ Protest: Legal Challenge Against Government’s Actions

A recent plea filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court has brought to light the contentious issue surrounding the farmers’ protests in India, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana. The petition challenges the actions of the Central and State governments, highlighting concerns regarding the sealing of borders, suspension of internet services, and alleged violations of fundamental rights.

Legal Challenge:

  • Petition Before High Court: The plea filed by Uday Pratap Singh, a Chandigarh-based lawyer, seeks urgent intervention from the High Court to stay the obstructive actions taken against the farmers’ protests.
  • Violation of Fundamental Rights: The petition argues that the actions of the government, including border sealing and internet suspension, violate the fundamental right of citizens to move freely under Article 19 of the Constitution and prohibit peaceful assembly.
  • Demand for MSP and Justice: The petition underscores the farmers’ rightful demand for MSP and criticizes the government’s failure to address their concerns, alleging injustice inflicted upon the farming community.

Allegations and Concerns:

  • Arbitrary Actions: The plea alleges arbitrary actions by the state, including police intimidation and installation of obstacles in the way of farmers protest,  undermine the farmers’ right to protest peacefully.
  • Need for Independent Inquiry: The petitioner calls for an independent inquiry into these alleged arbitrary actions, emphasizing the importance of upholding legal standards and respecting fundamental rights and freedoms.

Conclusion: The legal challenge before the Punjab and Haryana High Court underscores the deep-seated issues surrounding the farmers’ protests and the government’s response to them. As the plea seeks justice and accountability for alleged violations of fundamental rights, it remains to be seen how the court will address these concerns and ensure a fair and just resolution to the ongoing dispute. Stay tuned for further developments on this important issue.