New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday took strong exception to Uttar Pradesh and Haryana Chief Ministers' support to Jat stir. It even asked the two states and Rajasthan to ensure supply of water and other essential commodities to Delhi. (Agencies)
"We are constrained to pass the order having regard to the statements made by the highest functionaries of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh indicating support to the agitation," a bench of Justices Altamas Kabir and Dalveer Bhandari said.
The bench made the remarks after taking note of the reported statements of the Chief Ministers of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh -- Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Mayawati respectively.
Agitating Jats have threatened to cut off supply of essentials to Delhi if their demands for reservation in Central jobs are not met.
In Chandigarh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Haryana Government to immediately get the rail tracks and other blockades cleared to restore normal movement of trains.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi gave the order on a PIL filed by Chandigarh-based NGO National Consumer Awareness Group Society.
It also directed Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan governments to see to it that transportation of oil and petroleum products from Mathura and Panipat oil refineries to Delhi should not be affected in any manner.
"We are also directing the respondents (Governments of UP, Haryana and Rajasthan) that they will ensure that oil refineries of Panipat and Mathura are not affected and the supply and transportation of petroleum products either through pipelines or road and railways is not affected," it said.
The bench issued these directions on two urgent petitions filed by the Delhi Jal Board and the Indian Oil Corporation during a special sitting held at the Apex Court, which is currently closed on account of Holi vacation. It has asked the states to see to it that public transport facilities are not disrupted.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday took strong exception to Uttar Pradesh and Haryana Chief Ministers' support to Jat stir. It even asked the two states and Rajasthan to ensure supply of water and other essential commodities to Delhi.