The Supreme Court has put the entire load on the Delhi Police to decide on the proposed tractor rally of farmers on Republic Day. The court said on Monday that it was a matter of law and order. The first authority to decide who to give admission in Delhi and on what conditions and in what number, is the police and not the court.
The court also said that the court will have to tell what powers the government has in the Police Act. Chief Justice SA Bobde, L.S. A bench of Nageshwar Rao and Vineet Saran postponed the hearing on Monday for Wednesday (January 20). The Central Government has filed an application in the Supreme Court demanding a ban on the proposed tractor rally or any other demonstration of farmers on January 26.
Along with this application of the government, petitions challenging the agricultural laws and to remove the agitating farmers from the roads and to open the roads were heard on Monday. As soon as the matter came up for hearing, the Chief Justice said that the bench which was hearing the matter is not there today.
The bench that was hearing the same The trial of the case will be adjourned till Wednesday. At that time, advocate AP Singh, appearing for a farmers organization, asked the court for permission to allow farmers to come to Ramlila Maidan. On this, Attorney General KK Venugopal presented by the Central Government said that a ban on tractor rally is very important.
The program of 26 January has national and international importance and anything in it will embarrass the nation. On these arguments, the court said that it is a matter of law and order. Who is allowed to enter Delhi. It is the job of the police to decide who should be given and whom not. The first authority to decide this is the police. The court is not the first authority. Venugopal said that the court should strengthen it by giving orders.
The bench said whether it is necessary to tell the court what powers the government has in the Police Act. The Attorney General said that this was an extraordinary situation. The government did nothing as the matter is pending in court. The court said that from the beginning it is the job of the police to see the law and order.