Farmers’ protest: Supreme Court denies to curtail the fundamental right to protest


The Supreme Court of India said that it recognizes the fundamental right to protest and has denied calling for a ban on the farmers’ protest.

“We make it clear that we recognise the fundamental right to protest against a law. There is no question of balancing or curtailing it. But it should not damage anyone’s life or property,” said CJI SA Bobde.

Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde had also stressed the need to form a committee to settle the dispute between farmers and the government.

CJI also said that “We are of the view at this stage that the farmers’ protest should be allowed to continue without impediment and without any breach of peace either by the protesters or the police.”

The Court said this while hearing petitions filed to seek the removal of farmers from the Delhi borders as it is causing inconvenience, and the protest can contribute to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The farmers are protesting against the farm bills which were issued by the government of India.

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