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Farmers’ violence: Petition filed in Supreme Court to initiate probe into Republic Day chaos

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After the mayhem in the national capital on the day when India celebrates Republic Day, unleashed by the protesting farmers, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to launch a judicial enquiry into the unprecedented incident.

The farmers’ Republic Day tractor parade snowballed into complete vandalism by protestors in Delhi. Now, a plea has also asked the concerned authority to lodge an FIR invoking relevant penal codes against the erring individuals and organizations for the violence and disrespecting the national flag at the Red Fort.

Although the Delhi Police had granted permission to the farmers to go on with their tractor rally, there were many agreed points between the two sides. However, the protesters defied the terms and conditions and ventured into routes not in the mutually agreed map. Tens and thousands of unruly protestors caused unprecedented damage to the city properties and clashed with the police in different parts of the city.

The mob laid siege to the Red Fort, climbed the flagpole on the Republic Day and hoisted their own flags by throwing away the tricolor. This act highly saddened all Indians across the globe, which also brought disrepute to the farmers’ movement.

Police also had to resort to lathicharge and teargas shells to control the unruly protesters at multiple locations in the city. At most places, the policemen were far outnumbered and had to retreat as the protesters advanced.

Now, the plea filed in the top court in the country by an advocate said that an enquiry commission needs to be set up to conduct a thorough investigation of the whole episode and bring the perpetrators to book.  

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