Members of Gujarat Khedut Sangharsh Samiti through their advocate Anand Yagnik on Friday issued a legal notice to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, DGP, and eight others.
The notice states not to prevent farmers and their leaders affiliated with Gujarat Khedut Sangharsh Samiti from going to Delhi to support the farmers’ protest against the new farm laws.
The notice further alleged that the members of Gujarat Khedut Sangharsh Samiti – Jayesh Patel, Ramesh Patel, Pal Ambaliya, and several others were preventively detained, arrested, or were under house arrest during the Bharat Bandh by state police on December 8.
The notice said the BJP led government is misusing its state machinery to thwart attempts on the part of Gujarat farmers to exercise their right to dissent, right to protest, right of movement in any part of India, and freedom of expression.
What the notice by farmers said
Preventive detention and arrest and other forms of prevention are being resorted to so that farmers and their leaders don’t go to Delhi.
The police don’t have a right to enter the office or house of any citizen of India and intimidate the citizens and their family members.
This is not only against the “Right to Privacy” judgment of the Supreme Court of India but also against the basic human and constitutional rights and principles of civil liberties and “Personal Liberty” of the Constitution of India. the notice claimed.
If the state government wants to legally prevent farmers of Gujarat from reaching Delhi they need to pass written orders for the same as per law.
The notice says farmers in the process of reaching Delhi shall follow all COVID-19 related guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
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