Plea in NGT against Amit Shah's 1-lakh bike rally

Plea in NGT against Amit Shah's 1-lakh bike rally

Plea in NGT against Amit Shah's 1-lakh bike rally

It is expected that with the rally, the BJP chief will kick off the party's 2019 Lok Sabha campaign.

The All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) resolve to disrupt the rally alarmed the Manoharlal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana enough to ask for 150 companies of central forces to deal with the situation. "The state BJP chief has announced that at least five persons from each of the 17,018 polling booths will reach the venue on motorbikes, thereby implying that nearly one lakh bikes will reach the venue in Jind district on February 15, " the petitioner said. The Jats reportedly plan to block the one lakh bike rally with almost 50,000 tractor trolleys. The government formed a committee to review many of these criminal cases against protesters. SYL is our lifeline, we will ask him why its construction is being delayed.

"However, the state government had slowed down the process thereafter", he alleged. Besides, companies of central forces have been sought by the Haryana Government to maintain law and order situation. We are closely monitoring the situation. "We are holding a high- level meeting tomorrow", Director General of Police (DGP) BS Sandhu said, according to a Hindustan Times report.

So far, the government has approved withdrawal of 223 cases, in which a total of 2,027 persons are accused.

During the past almost two years, the government has approved withdrawal of 223 cases, in which a total of 2,027 people were accused, Home Secretary Prasad had said earlier. Cases pertaining to heinous crimes like murder were not to be withdrawn.

The government is under pressure fearing a repeat of the 2016 quota stir.

The move didn't cut any ice with Jats. Our agitation stands as per schedule. AIJASS chief Yashpal Malik has named the Jat community's roadshow as "Bhaichara Nyaya Yatra".

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said no one will be allowed to break law and order and peace in the state.

Be that as it may, he also has to take care of environmental concerns.

The National Green Tribunal on Friday issued notices to the Centre and the Haryana government over a petition seeking a reduction in the number of motorbikes at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's rally in Jind to be held on February 15 on pollution grounds.

Citing the already severe air pollution in the National Capital Region, advocate Victor Dhissa had filed a petition against the one lakh bike rally, saying it would affect the air quality in a negative way.

A bench headed by Justice S.P. Wangdi issued notices to the Environment Ministry, Haryana government, state pollution control board and Central Pollution Control Board and sought their replies by February 13.

It would also be beneficial for the health of those riding bicycles, the petition read.

"State Government or the Haryana State Pollution Control Board should undertake a screening of the bikes proposed to be brought out on the roads during the rally as to the quantum of pollution being caused by each motorbike", the petition said. However, to the utter shock of the applicant, the Haryana government has mindlessly organized this huge motorbike rally which is certainly going to have a long term environmental harm to the NCR area. The plea also said a panel could assess the impact of the rally on air and noise pollution.

It pointed out that Jind district, which is in the NCR, has an approximate area of 3,606 square kilometres with a population of 1.68 lakh.