Plea filed in Supreme Court for judicial inquiry into unprecedented Republic Day violence

Republic Day Violence Law Insider In

Anushka Mansharamani

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court for a judicial inquiry in the unprecedented violence that took place in Delhi during the Republic Day’s tractor parade.

The please sought registration of a case for causing dishonour to the national flag at the Red Fort in Delhi.

Hundreds of protesters entered the city from various points, climbed the flagpole and felled barriers at the borders and clashed with the police.

The police then lathi-charged to control the protests and at various places, the policemen also had to retreat as the protesters advanced.

One of the protestors lost his life as his tractor overturned and many were injured.

In the night the Red Fort was then secured and the flags were removed. The protesters were made to vacate the premises.

Officials stated that a “serious assessment” of the day’s events were underway.

The authorities had brought in reinforcements, Additional forces from the parliamentary units were deployed and Internet services were suspended in certain areas for 12 hours.

The Samyuktha Kisan Morcha which is the umbrella organization of the farmers’ unions thereafter distanced themselves from the groups that had forced their way into the capital and been a part of such a protest.

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