Supreme Court in sympathy with Delhi residents says Farmers Protests Have Strangulated Delhi

New Delhi: On the demand of farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar, the Supreme Court came heavily on the farmer's protest, it said something that brought to the fore the sufferings of thousands of people living in Delhi-NCR. The SC said in a stern tone, 'You have strangled the whole city, now you want to come in?' Actually, due to the blockade and protests on the border, the people of Noida, Ghaziabad are facing a lot of trouble in going to Delhi. 

Let us understand why the Supreme Court has talked about strangulation? This was a harsh word against any protest in recent times.

what the Supreme Court said
The court made a scathing remark against the blockade on the road of farmers protesting on the border of Delhi-NCR. Justice AM Khanwilkar said that what is the point of doing Satyagraha? You have knocked on the door of the court. Trust the court. Once you have approached the court, what is the point of protest? Are you opposing the judicial system? Have faith in the system.

Justice Khanwilkar took this question orally to the farmers' group 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', which has approached the court seeking permission for the satyagraha. Later, the Kisan Mahapanchayat told the court that we have not blocked the road. On this, the SC bluntly said that you should file an affidavit that you have not blocked the road.

Even a day earlier, the Supreme Court had made a strong remark about the continuous road blockade of the protesting farmers, saying that how the highway can be jammed daily.

The problem of the people living in Noida is that due to the Delhi border being blocked, it is taking two hours instead of 20 minutes to reach Delhi. In this trouble, a woman from Noida approached the Supreme Court. She said that traveling from Noida to Delhi is like a nightmare at the moment.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had said in a judgment that farmers have the right to protest but cannot block roads indefinitely. The court had asked the central government and the states concerned to find a solution. The court had asked the Centre and the states concerned to resolve the problems being faced by the people living in NCR due to the farmers' protest.

Ghazipur Border
Farmers have been sitting on dharna for the last 9 months on the Delhi-UP border in protest against agricultural laws. Due to this, people are facing a lot of trouble in coming to Noida and Ghaziabad. Apart from nearby shops, auto drivers are also facing problems. There is so much traffic in the morning and evening that if you get stuck, consider it a waste of hours, two hours. Auto drivers say that due to the protests on the Ghazipur border, they have to travel 4 km unnecessarily, the passengers do not even want to pay their money. Talking to common passengers, they say that movement has its place, but what is the meaning of any of your actions if others are troubled. Due to this movement during the Corona period, up to 40 per cent of the business of the people around has been affected. More than 300 farmers are sitting here continuously. If you want to go from Delhi to Meerut, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur then this border is open but Dehradun, Meerut,

The same situation is on the Tikri and Singhu border, the
the blockade is also on the Delhi-Haryana border near the Bahadurgarh area. The Bahadurgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries had filed a petition saying that the people working between the two states are suffering for 10 months due to the blockade on the Delhi and Haryana border due to the farmers' agitation. On this border comes the Singhu and Tikri borders. Thousands of people of Delhi-NCR are facing problems every day. There are fewer people on the Tikri border, but more than 500 farmers are constantly standing on the Singhu border. Due to the closure of the Singhu border, people going to Murthal, Panipat, Sonipat, Karnal have to travel a lot. So there is often jam.

People are troubled by Bharat Bandh, terrible jam in Gurugram
On September 27, farmers had called for a Bharat Bandh. The effect was seen from Delhi to Kerala that day. In the national capital, farmers sat on dharna on all roads along the Delhi border from 6 am to 4 pm. Farmers sitting on the Ghazipur border blocked NH-24 and NH-9 due to which the traffic remained closed. In such a situation, people faced a lot of trouble in commuting to Delhi.
In view of the Bharat Bandh, the Ghaziabad Police had closed the National Highway connecting Ghaziabad and Nizamuddin.
Farmers blocked the Delhi-Mathura National Highway in Palwal, Haryana.
Due to the bandh, several kilometres of the jam was seen on the Delhi-Gurugram highway. The pictures had gone viral. In the morning, there was a traffic jam on the Delhi-Gurugram highway for several kilometres, the effect of which was visible till the evening.
The road leading to the Red Fort was closed on both sides.
Due to the bandh, some metro stations also had to be closed. Traffic was affected on DND. The Ghazipur border was closed for vehicular movement.

First Shaheen Bagh, now Kisan Andolan
Last year, the Supreme Court had said in the case of public road protests in Shaheen Bagh that public places and roads cannot be blocked indefinitely. It is the duty of the administration to vacate such a place. In this way, the administration should take action and do not wait for the court in case of capturing the public road for demonstration. Now the Supreme Court has made a strong remark about the farmers' movement.

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Ashwin Roy is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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