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.
Traders in 1800 Koyambedu retail and semi-wholesale shops, which opened after a gap of seven months were staring at an uncertainty after the state government ordered the closure of retail shops.
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 quarters for PG students on the CMCH campus was being used as a quarantine facility for medicos who are deployed in COVID-19 wards.
Protests against the the Feb.1 coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi continued Thursday despite the killing of 11 people by security forces a day earlier.
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.
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) took to the streets on Wednesday over its demand for immediate absorption of over 4,500 ad-hoc teachers in the varsity.