- Apprentice Lawyer
Farmers’ protests at the border areas of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) should be allowed to continue without impediment and without any breach of peace either by the protesters or the police, the Supreme Court made it clear on Thursday.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said that there can be no impediment to the rights of farmers to protest as long as it is non-violent and does not result in damage to life and properties of other citizens.
The order which was published on the Supreme Court website late in the evening, also said that the apex court is proposing to constitute a committee comprising independent persons and agricultural experts to find a solution to the stalemate. For the same, all stakeholders will have to be heard, the Court added.
"In order to bring about an effective solution to the present stalemate between the protesters and the Government of India, we consider it appropriate in the interests of justice to constitute a Committee comprising of independent and impartial persons including experts in the field of Agriculture for the purpose. This may not be possible without hearing all the necessary parties," the order said.
It, therefore, asked petitioners to implead all necessary parties and posted the case for further hearing after the winter vacation.
However, the Court also granted liberty to parties to move the Court for hearing by a vacation bench, if service is complete.
Liberty was also granted to the parties who are before already the court, to submit their suggestions about the constitution of the committee.