By LE Desk
New Delhi, March 17: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL seeking directions to the government to frame uniform guidelines for resolution of public agitations through dialogue in a time-bound manner to promote democracy.
A Bench led by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde dismissed the PIL filed by Bharat Bhoomi Bachao Sangharsh Sami (BBBSS), which also demanded equal opportunity of dialogue from government for resolution of farmers’ issues relating to forcible land acquisition, The Tribune reported.
The petitioner’s counsel MC Dhingra requested the court to at least consider the petitioner’s prayer for formation of a high-powered committee. “We have been peaceful in our demonstration,” Dhingra said.
“We aren’t casting any aspersion. You remain peaceful…Dismissed,” the CJI told Dhingra.
Comparing the issue raised in the PIL with those in the farmers’ agitation, the PIL submitted that while the government offered to form a high-powered committee for negotiations with farmers, the same has not been done in the case of petitioner’s agitation with regard to agricultural sector.