New Delhi, September 27
Amid continued blockade of key roads connecting Delhi to NCR areas by farmers protesting in opposition to farm legal guidelines, the Haryana Authorities has informed the Supreme Court docket that it was making “honest” efforts to take away the blockade for resumption of free movement of visitors.
“Honest efforts are being made to take away the blockade from inter-state roads and nationwide highways and to renew free movement of visitors on these roads for the comfort of most of the people by means of persuading the farmers’ organisations to cooperate,” the Haryana Authorities stated in an affidavit filed within the high court docket. Common deliberations have been being held by native administrations with farmers’ organisations sometimes to persuade them to take away the blockade as most of the people was going through nice hardship because of such blockades, it added.
Giving particulars of its efforts, the Haryana Authorities stated a state-level committee headed by the Extra Chief Secretary was fashioned to discover a approach out. The committee’s September 19 assembly wasn’t attended by the farmers’ leaders. Nevertheless, industrialists from Sonipat, hit by the blockade, turned up for the assembly on their volition and narrated the “myriad difficulties” confronted by them as a result of blockade since November final 12 months.
Earlier, the UP Authorities had additionally submitted in an affidavit that it was making all efforts to persuade farmers that their act of blocking roads was inflicting grave inconvenience to commuters.
Whereas listening to a petition filed by Monicca Agarwal of Noida, a Bench led by Justice SK Kaul had on August 23 requested the Centre and governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to discover a resolution to the blockade of roads. — TPR