Adverse Impacts of Farmers' Protest

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Context

  • A petition was filed by Kisan Mahapanchayat, a farmers’ body, for a direction to the Delhi Police to permit them to go on satyagraha at Jantar Mantar. 
  • The Supreme Court retorted by accusing the farmer's body of strangulating the entire city and blocking highways. 

Adverse Impacts of Farmers' Protest

  • About 9,000 industrial units and transportation were said to be adversely affected.
  • Transportation is also said to be adversely impacted. This has caused commuters, patients, physically challenged people and senior citizens to suffer due to the difficult traffic. 
  • People have to travel long distances to reach their destinations and barricades have been put on the borders. 
  • It is alleged that there is breach of the COVID-19 protocols by the agitating farmers at the protest site. 
  • Inhabitants of the area are not able to move out of their houses due to the blockade of the passage. 
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