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Farmers have no right to block roads indefinitely, says Supreme Court

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Ludhiana, October 21

The Supreme Court has spoken on the ongoing farmers’ protest. On Thursday, October 21, it said that the farmers at the Singhu Border against the three farm laws have full rights to protest. But they cannot block the roads indefinitely.

Justice SK Kaul headed the bench that reportedly said that it was not against the right to protest even when the legal challenge is pending but ultimately some solution has to be found.

It said, “You may have a right to protest in any manner but roads should not be blocked like this. The people have the right to go on the roads but these cannot be blocked.”

According to the reports, Monica Aggarwal, a resident of Noida had filed a PIL and complained of the delays in daily commute caused because of the blocked roads due to the ongoing farmers’ protest. The apex court was hearing the same PIL.

The next hearing is on December 7 and the farm union leaders are given a time of three weeks to respond to this issue.

Also read: Nihangs call for ‘Mahapanchayat’ at Singhu Border

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