Deep Sidhu's counsel told the court that mere presence did not make him part of unlawful assembly and that he was an honest citizen who was part of a protest.
He said for the talks to resume, the government should invite the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body representing the protestors who are camping at the three border points of Delhi.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting against the three new agri-marketing laws for nearly five months now, braving the raging pandemic.
The call for a 24-hour blockade was given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmer unions spearheading the agitation.
Intensifying their protest against the three farm laws, farmers blocked the KMP expressway at some places in Haryana.
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These include marking significant historical occasions like the anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre on April 13, and the Ambedkar Jayanti April 14.
Over the past four months, the farmers have managed to keep their agitation going, withstanding extreme cold, rains, and heat.
While giving the blockade call earlier this month, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha had also said farmers will also march to Parliament in May.
Vij also said soon he will write a letter to the Agriculture Minister for restarting the conversation between the farmers and the government.
The Bharatiya Kishan Union leader also said the protesting farmers will follow all COVID-19 protocols and if need be, continue their agitation till 2023.
Soil collected from the martyrs of the freedom movement has also been brought to the protest site, where the foundation for the memorial was laid.
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The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 farmer unions, said protests were held in different parts of the country.
On Sunday, Union minister Som Parkash had to face the ire of farmers as they tried to stop his vehicle near the BJP district office in Hoshiarpur where he had gone for a meeting with party workers.