Farmers' Protest: Plea filed against actions of Haryana authorities

Farmers' Protest: The petitioner denounces the imposition of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Ambala and Kaithal districts,

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Farmers' Protest: A petition has been lodged with the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging the measures taken by Haryana authorities, including border sealing and suspension of mobile internet services, in response to the planned farmer associations' march to Delhi on February 13.

Farmers' Protest: Petitioner deems actions unconstitutional

Uday Partap Singh, the petitioner, decries the actions of the authorities as unconstitutional. He has petitioned the High Court to intervene and halt what he perceives as obstructive actions by the governments of Haryana and Punjab, as well as the central government, against the farmers' protest—a fundamental exercise of their democratic right to peaceful assembly and protest. The High Court is expected to hear the matter on Tuesday.

Farmers' Protest: Allegations of unlawful border sealing

Singh, based in Panchkula, alleges in his plea that the unilateral sealing of borders by the Haryana Government, particularly at Shambhu near Ambala, aims to prevent farmers from exercising their constitutional rights to assemble and protest peacefully.

The petitioner contends that the blockade not only inconveniences residents but also disrupts the movement of vital services like ambulances, school buses, pedestrians, and other vehicles. This obstruction has led to increased traffic on alternative routes, causing delays and difficulties for professionals such as lawyers, doctors, and emergency responders who struggle to reach their destinations promptly.

Farmers' Protest: Suspension of internet services criticized

Singh further criticizes the Haryana authorities' decision to suspend mobile internet services and bulk SMS in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa. He argues that this move deprives citizens of their right to information and communication during a critical time.

Farmers' Protest: Section 144 imposition and obstacles on roads

The petitioner denounces the imposition of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Ambala and Kaithal districts, along with the placement of cemented barricades and spike strips on various roads. He views these actions as a deliberate attempt to suppress dissent and stifle democratic expression.

Several farmers' unions have announced plans to march to the national capital on February 13 to press the central government to address various demands, including the enactment of a law guaranteeing a minimum support price (MSP) for crops.