HC adjourns hearing on PIL seeking to remove People ‘squatting under garb of farmers’ agitation’

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On Wednesday, the High Court of Delhi adjourned the matter to March 26 on a plea seeking to remove people “squatting under the garb of farmers’ agitation” in the national capital & clear all the roads & public places.

A bench of Justice DN Patel & Justice Jasmeet Singh asked counsel for Respondents to clarify if a similar issue is pending before Apex Court & slated the matter for March 26, 2021.

The plea was filed by Dhananjai Jain, a Delhi resident through Lawyer Bhoop Singh, who also urged the Court to issue directions to the Central Govt to remove Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava from his post & punish all the police officers “who failed in discharging their duty relating to Red Fort incident on Republic Day”.

The plea has also sought to put adequate para-military forces to protect important monuments & to ensure the safety of life & property of citizens of Delhi & restore a feeling of confidence & security amongst them.

Jain stated that he is living in Delhi as a social conscious oriented person & was aghast by the unprecedented violent developments & unbecoming incidents, which have taken place in various parts of Delhi on Jan 26.

The plea reads, “That grave & emergent situation arose in the capital of Delhi on January 26, 2021, when the Republic Day celebrations were underway. The farmer agitation, which was going on for last so many days, took a very aggravated & violent turn & the farmers reached the interiors of Delhi armed with weapons, hockey sticks, swords & other assault weapons disturbing the peace & law & order & tranquillity in the capital of Delhi city apart from demeaning the Republic Day festivity. Protestors & farmers put the entire capital to ransom & the whole life of the capital was brought to stand still. It raised serious alarm & anxiety amongst the citizens & in particular those living in Delhi”.

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