Supreme Court lawyers urge action against 'Erring Farmers' for Delhi Protest

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has expressed apprehensions regarding possible disruptions to court proceedings due to the planned protest.

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Courtesy: ANI

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has addressed a letter to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, seeking suo motu action against farmers partaking in the 'Delhi Chalo' protest march. This move comes amidst growing tensions surrounding the ongoing protests and their potential impact on judicial proceedings.

In the communication penned by SCBA president Adish Aggarwala, the Chief Justice is urged to take notice of the farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana who are converging in Delhi for a large-scale demonstration. The SCBA has expressed apprehensions regarding possible disruptions to court proceedings due to the planned protest and has appealed for understanding towards lawyers who may face difficulties in attending to their professional duties amidst the unrest.

The request for suo motu action underscores the gravity of the situation as perceived by the legal fraternity, reflecting concerns about the maintenance of law and order in the national capital. It also highlights the delicate balance between the fundamental right to protest and the imperative of ensuring smooth functioning of the judiciary.