Haryana govt approaches SC over road blockade by protesting farmers

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The Haryana government has approached the Supreme Court demanding an end to the road jam.

New Delhi: Amid the continuous blockade of major roads connecting Delhi to the NCR regions by farmers protesting agricultural laws, the Haryana government has approached the Supreme Court seeking an end to the road blockade. The state government also sought to implicate 43 farmers’ organizations and farmers, who are part of the United Kisan Morcha, an umbrella organization of over 40 farm unions spearheading the farmers’ movement.

Last week, the state government had told the court that “sincere efforts” were being made to lift the blockade on interstate roads and national highways and resume free flow of traffic.

The Haryana government said, “Sincere efforts have been made to re-start free flow of traffic on those roads to remove blockades from inter-state roads and national highways and to persuade farmer organizations to cooperate for the convenience of the general public.” are going,” the Haryana government said. In an affidavit filed in the apex court.

It said, “Regular discussions are being held by the local administration from time to time with the farmer organizations to persuade them to lift the blockade as the general public is facing great hardship due to such blockade. Is.”

Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh government had also submitted in an affidavit that it was making all efforts to convince the farmers that their act of blocking the roads was causing huge inconvenience to the commuters.

Hearing a plea by Noida-based woman Monika Agarwal on the issue, a bench headed by Justice SK Kaul had on August 23 asked the Center and the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to find a solution to the blockade connecting roads. Delhi along with NCR cities agitating by farmers against three agricultural laws

First published:October 3, 2021, 11:58 am

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