Dalit Farmer’s Death at Tikri Border: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court following the killing of a Dalit man at a protest site by farmers at the Singhu border. Referring to the killing of a Dalit man, the apex court has been requested to hear the pending PIL seeking the removal of protesters from Delhi’s borders. The petition argued that freedom of speech and expression cannot be above the right to live.
Swati Goel and Sanjeev Newar have filed the interim petition in their pending PIL through advocate Shashank Shekhar Jha stating that the country will suffer a huge loss if these demonstrations are allowed to continue like this. The petition requested the Central Government to give directions to the States and Union Territories to stop all demonstrations and not allow such demonstrations till the epidemic is over.
According to news agency PTI, the PIL says that the demonstration is illegal… And in which anti-humanity acts are seen… Such a performance cannot be allowed to continue. The petition said the protests have seen serious incidents like violence during a tractor rally on Republic Day, rape of a woman, and killing of a Dalit man named Lakhbir Singh on the occasion of Dussehra.
The petition also said that it would not be right to allow such demonstrations if there is a ban on celebrating, visiting temples, going to school colleges even during the festive season due to the corona crisis. The protesters are risking the lives of millions of people in the country. Such a long movement cannot be allowed when the epidemic is going on. The long-standing demonstrations in public places are an obvious violation of the supreme court’s orders. It is also encroaching upon the right of people to live.