A petition has been recently filed before the Supreme Court seeking restoration of the internet in Delhi, and about the anti-Sikh propaganda that is spreading. The plea filed by Advocates Sanpreet Singh Ajmani and Pushpinder Singh also wanted to look into the death of Navneet Singh, as the young boy was alleged to have been shot dead during the protests in Uttrakhand, but the postmortem proved that he died of shock and hemorrhage due to a head injury. One of the witnesses for this case was found dead later causing more suspicion. The petitioners stated that the protesting farmers’ fundamental right to protest was violated when the government used iron nails and cemented barricades to curtail the protests.
The petitioners also called for uninterrupted internet access at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri where the farmers are mainly protesting. The government’s move to close internet access at the borders was seen as a violation of Article 19 (1) (a). The petition seeks to secure internet access by using the Supreme Court judgment of Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India.
The plea also mentioned that there is a rise of Anti-Sikh propaganda that has been circulating all over the media. After the chaos during Republic Day, where the Nishaan Sahib( the holy Sikh flag) was raised at Red Fort. The media misinterpreted the flag as the Khalistan flag and those who hoisted it as terrorists. So the petition called for an unconditional apology to be put forward to the entire Sikh community for hurting their religious sentiments.