- Apprentice Lawyer
The hearing before the Supreme Court in the challenge to the three Farm laws witnessed an interesting submission by Central government's top law officer, Attorney General KK Venugopal who claimed that the farmers protests have been infiltrated by Khalistani elements.
The argument came in response to a query from the Court regarding a specific averment made in an application filed by one of the intervenors alleging that a banned organisation is helping the protests.
"Can you confirm this," asked Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde.
"Yes, we have said that Khalistanis have infiltrated the protests," responded AG Venugopal.
"If there is an infiltration by a banned organization, and an allegation is made by someone on record, you have to confirm it. You file an affidavit," said CJI Bobde.
Venugopal agreed saying he will place the necessary details on record.
Venugopal also pointed out that a tractor rally is being planned to be held on Republic Day which needs to be stopped and the Delhi police has filed an application before the Supreme Court to injunct the rally.
The Court then proceeded to issue notice on that application and posted it for hearing on January 18.