The apex court on Monday sought responses from 43 farmers’ organizations and their leaders, including Rakesh Dikait, Darshan Pal and Kurnam Singh Saduni, who have been waging struggles across the Delhi border against agricultural laws, claiming that the Haryana government did not participate in the talks. With its team to resolve the stumbling block on the road block here.
Haryana has moved the application in a welfare petition filed by Noida resident Monica Agarwal, who said it took 20 minutes before she reached Delhi, it is now two hours and the people of the area are facing difficulties at the UP Gate struggle on the Delhi border.
“Give notice, Dasti (by messenger)” said the bench comprising Justices SKKul and MM Sundresh.
“Mr. Mehta (Solicitor General Tushar Mehta), you have formed 43 persons into parties. How will you serve them,” the bench asked.
Mehta said the farm leaders were the necessary parties in the matter and would ensure that notice was given to them and the petition would be taken up for hearing on Friday, i.e. Mehta, who represents the state, has set up a committee to hold Haryana talks with the agrarian leaders who refused to take part in the negotiations to resolve the issue. “Let them issue a notice so that they do not say there is no reason to come,” he submitted.
The bench has now adjourned the hearing till October 20.
Haryana, in its petition, set up a state-level committee on September 15, 2021 to discuss with the body of the farmers, but they refused to come forward for talks on September 19. “The Indus frontier and the border are organized by the Tikri Dharna Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, which is an organization of several Kisan unions and the names of the tools mentioned above are the employees / workers of the various Kisan unions mentioned above, so the party needed to resolve the issue,” the petition said. The bench, in its earlier hearing, wondered how highways could be permanently blocked.
“Problems can be solved through court, struggle or parliamentary debates. But how can highways be blocked, it’s happening permanently. Where does it end up,” it asked.
The Central Government was asked what the Government was doing in this matter. The center said it had convened a meeting with the protesting farmers and the details were mentioned in the affidavit.
Mehta said the petitioner should be allowed by the court to form a farmers’ union party, so they did not later state that they were not parties in the matter.
The bench told Mehta that he was the one who should send the application to convert the farmers as the representative party as the petitioner, an individual did not know who their leaders were.
On August 23, the apex court said that the central and neighboring states of Delhi should find a solution to the road blockade on the borders of the national capital due to the struggle of the farmers.
The central government was told why the government could not solve the problem because the farmers had the right to strike but due to designated places and protests, the arrival and departure of traffic could not be prevented.
The apex court said it would also have an impact on toll collection as vehicles could not move due to the blockage.
It later ordered, “The solution is in the hands of the Indian Union and the concerned state governments. Roads will not be blocked when a protest takes place and they should unite to find a solution that will cause inconvenience to ordinary people without affecting traffic.