Farmers Protest : We do not want to mediate in this: Supreme Court
Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to grant a petition seeking an inquiry into the violence perpetrated by farmers entering the capital on Republic Day. On January 26, the farmers entered Delhi with a tractor rally. Violence was reported on the Delhi border as well as by a large number of farmers in Delhi. Petitions were filed in the Supreme Court seeking an inquiry into the matter.
We are sure that the government is investigating the matter. We have read the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he has said that the law will take appropriate action. We do not want to mediate in this. You make the Statement before the government, ”the apex court told the petitioners.
The petitioners also included lawyer Vishal Tiwari. In the petition, he had sought the appointment of a three-member inquiry committee of High Court judges headed by a retired Supreme Court judge.
The apex court also dismissed a petition filed by advocate Manoharlal Sharma seeking an order directing the media not to mention farmers as terrorists without any evidence. He was accused of plotting to discredit the agitation started by the farmers.
Last month, the Supreme Court adjourned the implementation of the new agriculture laws until further orders. The Supreme Court has appointed a four-member committee to work out a solution.