SC converts PU college students’ letter on farmers’ stir into PIL


New Delhi, January 4

The Supreme Court has converted into a PIL a letter written by 35 students of Panjab University to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, highlighting the alleged violation of human rights of farmers protesting against three farm laws for more than two months.

The letter written by students of Centre for Human Rights and Duties, Punjab University, Chandigarh accused the authorities of committing “excesses” against the protesting farmers and urged the top court to order an inquiry into “illegitimate use of water cannons, tear gases shells and lathis on peaceful protesting farmers” by Haryana Police.

The students wanted the top court to direct the Haryana Police and Delhi Police to withdraw all cases against “innocent” farmers, registered under “political vendetta”, and order a probe into the cases of alleged illegal detention of farmers. — TNS



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