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.
During a hearing on a plea seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor rally, the SC told the Solicitor General that the SC bench does not want to issue directions in this matter. The SC asked the Centre to withdraw its plea against proposed tractor rally.
“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 o 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 it is police matter. The police decides it. We are not going to pass the order,” added the SC.