Cannot block roads indefinitely, says SC on Road blockades in Delhi


New Delhi: On 21st October, Supreme Court has lashed again at Protesters on various borders in New Delhi saying that they have the right to protest. But, cannot block roads indefinitely.

The court has given 3 weeks to Farmer Unions to file their response over a petition seeking removal of the protesters from the roads. The matter will be heard again on December 17th. 
The petition was filed by a resident of Noida arguing that the protesters must be removed from the roads around Delhi. The Resident in plea stated that daily movement to Delhi via road is getting affected and it is leading to stress in travel and a rise in the cost of traveling.

The Court said, “Ultimately some solution has to be found. We are not against their right to protest even when a legal challenge is pending, you are blocking roads, it cannot happen indefinitely.”

The court had already given such a statement on a petition filed earlier. Justices S K Kaul, Head of the Bench stated, “Your grievance can be resolved by judicial form, agitation, or parliamentary debates. But how can you block highways for such a long time? Where does it end?”


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