In a setback for the Central government, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass any order on protesting farmers’ proposed tractor rally which seeks to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.
While hearing Centre’s application seeking an injunction against any kind of farmers’ protest or their proposed tractor rally, an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said the proposed tractor rally by farmers is a matter of “law and order” and Delhi Police is the first authority to decide who should be allowed to enter the national capital.
The apex court also observed that police has all the authority to deal with the matter. “Does the Supreme Court will say as to what are the powers of police and how they will exercise them? We are not going to tell you what to do,” it said.