The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 20) refused to pass orders on the proposed tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day in New Delhi, saying the matter should be decided by Delhi Police.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 20) asked the Centre to withdraw its plea against the proposed tractor march by protesting farmer unions on Republic Day and reiterated that it will not pass orders against the protest rally.
The top court refused to pass orders on the proposed tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day in New Delhi, saying the matter should be decided by Delhi Police.
"It's not up to us to allow or disallow a rally or a protest. You are the authority and the executive of this country. We will not pass any orders on the application of Delhi police. Please withdraw it," said CJI Bobde. The top court made the observations while replying to the Centre's appeal for directions on tractor rally.
"We see it as irregular and improper to allow or disallow any rally or procession. The norm is police matter. The police decides it. We are not going to pass the order," added the SC.
The farmers, staging a protest at the various entry points of Delhi against the three farm laws, called for a mega tractor rally on Republic Day.
The Supreme Court allowed the Delhi Police to withdraw its application, seeking orders against the tractor rally.
Farmers' unions protesting against the Centre's farm laws had called for a tractor rally to coincide with Republic Day celebrations.
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