The Supreme Court on Monday told the Delhi Police that it is the ‘first authority’ to decide whether protesting farmers can be granted entry into the national capital or not.
The observation was made by the Chief Justice of India while hearing an application filed by the Delhi Police seeking for an injunction against the tractor rally proposed to be carried out by farmers in Delhi on the Republic Day to show their protest against the contentious farm laws.
“The question of entry into Delhi is a law and order situation that is to be determined by the police. We have told the AG and SG before that whether who should be allowed and who should not be allowed and the number of people who can enter are all matters of law and order to be dealt with the by the police. We are not the first authority. You are at liberty to invoke all powers under the law,” CJI SA Bobde told the Attorney General, as per a report carried by Live Law.
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