Supreme Courts refuses to intervene in Farmers’ Tractor Rally

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard the petition of the Delhi Police regarding the tractor rally of the farmers. The Supreme Court once again reiterated that Delhi Police should take decision regarding the rally. Over the committee set up to resolve the deadlock over agricultural laws, Chief Justice SA Bobde said that the work of the committee is to report. They will not pass judgment. Therefore, we should not accuse the committee of bias. Chief Justice said that we have given the committee the power to listen to the farmers and file their report. What is the matter of bias in this?

Chief Justice SA Bobde said that we will not pass any order on the petition against the proposed tractor rally. The CJI said, “We have said that it is for the police to decide. We are not going to pass orders. You are entitled to take action’. The Chief Justice further said that the case is related to law and order and the police will decide on it. 

He continued, “If you do not want to appear in front of the committee, do not come, but do not defame anyone in this way and do not slander the court. The Supreme Court said that you are attacking any member of the committee only because it has expressed its opinion on agricultural laws.

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However, the Supreme Court asked the Central Government to withdraw its petition against the proposed tractor rally. After this, the Central Government withdrew its petition. The Chief Justice said that the  farmers can protest, but they will have to maintain peace. Meanwhile, Prashant Bhushan, the lawyer appearing on behalf of farmer organizations told the CJI that farmers only want to celebrate Republic Day peacefully. They will not disturb the peace.

The Supreme Court has issued notice on the petition filed on behalf of the Kisan Mahapanchayat. The petition was seeking to reorganize the committee. The farmers have been protesting against the new agricultural laws for the last 56 days in the cold winter on the borders of the capital Delhi. On January 26, these farmers are preparing to take out a tractor rally in Delhi.

On the occasion of Republic Day, Delhi Police approached the Supreme Court against the proposed tractor rally of farmers.