Group of Farmers file Affidavit claimng Kisan Mahapanchayat not part of Protest

Alka Verma

Published On: October 4, 2021 at 12:00 IST

Kisan Mahapanchayat, a group for farmers filed an Affidavit in the Supreme Court claiming that they were not a part of the protests which are blocking highways at Delhi-NCR borders.

Adding to it, they also stated that this group is not a part of those groups that have restrained the police personnel.

The Affidavit stated that“The Petitioner Kisan Mahapanchayat, is neither the part of protestors, who have been stopped and restrained by the Police/ Security Personnel at any National Highway nor is the members of the Petitioner farmers body involved in any activity causing any permanent/temporary blockage on the movement on any road.”

In their Affidavit, they also claimed to part their ways from other farmers organizations after the difference in contrast of conclusions in regards to the topic and ways of protest.

The farmers claimed that after the violent incident of 26 January, Kisan Mahapanchayat parted their ways from all other groups.

“The Petitioner has approached the Delhi Police to stage a peaceful Satyagraha after having a difference of opinion regarding the subject matters, manner and mode of protests with other farmer’s bodies and separated their way after the Incident of 26th January 2021,” stated the Affidavit.

Adding to this, they also stated that they want to have a dialogue with the committee formed by the Supreme Court about the Farm Laws.

The Apex Court ordered the Kisan Mahapanchayat to file the Affidavit when they came to seek permission to hold a satyagraha at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

The Court after observing that the group is not taking part either in blocking the highways or in detaining Police asked them to file the Affidavit stating the same.

A Bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and CT Ravikumar will be considering the Petition today.

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