Petition filed in SC seeking the direction to allow farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar.

A petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions which allow the protesting farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar. The Petition states that “Article 19 (1) (b) of the Constitution provide that the right to assemble peacefully and without arms. Thereby, right to peaceful protest is bestowed to Indian citizens by our Constitution. The groups of protesting farmers wanted to do peaceful protest at the designated place in Delhi which was not allowed by the respondents, law enforcing agencies/security forces which deployed by the respondents on the borders of Delhi or in its respective States to stop the groups of protesting farmers”.  Therefore, the plea seeks the indulgence of the Court to protect and safeguard the “human and fundamental rights of protesting farmers”.

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