The plea has been filed in the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing of removing farmer’s protesters at Delhi’s border. This petition has been filled after the body of Lakhbir Singh, 35, from Punjab’s Taran Taran, has been recovered at the site where a farmer has been protesting for 10 months. The petition which was filed by Swati Goel and Sanjeev Nawar also seek to issue guidelines from the state and central government and UTs which would stop all kinds of further protest by the farmer until the pandemic is over.
The petition states, “Said incidents are neither common nor acceptable. A protest which in itself is illegal cannot be continued when it is witnessing anti-humanitarian acts. The said protests have seen many unforeseen and unacceptable things including the Tractor Rally on Republic Day, rape of a woman and its cover-up a the site, and murder of Lakhbir Singh on Dusshera, ”
The petition further states that the right to freedom of speech cannot supersede the Right to Life in any case and if the protest will not be stopped then there might be other losses as well. The application further states that in the name of protest other inhumane activities have been occurring such as rape of women, killing and lynching of Dalit, etc.
The application states, “Not only pandemic but the anti-human activities happening in the name of protests including rape of a woman and killing and mutilating a Dalit man cannot be allowed to continue.”
The petitioners state that we are living in a time when there is a ban on the celebration of festivals, going to school and colleges, visiting temples, allowing protest is violating the Right to Life.
Petition states, “Protestors are not only putting their life at risk but of millions of people of India and such a prolonged agitation cannot be allowed especially during ongoing pandemic since prolonged protests on public places are not only a clear violation of Supreme Court rulings but is violating the right of Life of others who is directly or indirectly affected by the said protests.”
The matter which was pending since March 2021. It further states that the matter was taken up on May 10, but due to a network issue the matter cannot be taken and the court adjourned the matter on May 13, but it was not taken. The matter was again taken on many May 31 and again on July 12 but it was not listed on this date also.