The Punjab and Haryana High Court orders the removal of barricades at the Shambhu border.

by Abbas Adil

Shafaqna India: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the removal of barricades at the Shambhu border, addressing the issue of the “unlawful sealing of the border between Haryana and Punjab” that had been implemented to prevent farmers from protesting peacefully. The court’s decision came more than five months after this issue came under judicial scrutiny.

A division bench of the high court, while considering multiple petitions, directed the states of Punjab and Haryana to coordinate the removal of the barricades. The detailed order is still awaited.

This directive is in response to growing concerns about the disruption of traffic and the impact on daily commuters and transportation. Previously, the bench had instructed both states to submit detailed affidavits about the blockade of highways at the Shambhu border, specifying when the closures began and how long they were expected to continue.

The court observed that the continued blockade was causing significant inconvenience to commuters and emphasized the need for detailed affidavits from both states outlining the timeline and expected duration of the highway closures.

One of the petitions, filed by advocate Uday Pratap Singh, sought an urgent interim order to halt all obstructive actions by the governments of Punjab, Haryana, and the Union of India against the farmers’ peaceful protests. Singh argued that the road blockade not only inconvenienced locals but also impeded the movement of pedestrians, ambulances, school buses, and other vehicles.

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