Chandigarh: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the ongoing protest in Mohali since January 7 demanding the release of Sikh prisoners.

The petitioner demanded that the government and the concerned officials be ordered to remove the encroachments by protesters in YPS Chowk, Phase 7, Phase 3A, Mohali at the earliest.

The double bench of the High Court, while hearing the matter, issued notices to the government and others for March 17 and sought their response. Due to this front, which has been imposed since January, common people are facing difficulty in passing through it. At the same time, the life, property and liberty of the common people should be protected, the petitioner said.

Harman Singh Sidhu, president of an NGO named Arise Safe Society, Chandigarh, has made the Party to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Chief Secretary, DGP, Punjab, Deputy Commissioner, Mohali and SP, Mohali. Advocate Ravi Kamal Gupta presented the arguments on behalf of the petitioner.

The High Court has expressed apprehension that protesters/ associates / workers may spoil the law and order. This can pose a threat to the people and also affect the peace system. This is also affecting the traffic jam situation and right to free movement. Photographs of this demonstration have also been attached in the PIL.

The protesters are sitting on the protest indefinitely. They have been protesting for the last three months (January 7) due to which ordinary employed people, students and others are not able to walk through the road. For no reason, they are facing problems unnecessarily. People are not able to reach the better hospitals of Mohali properly.

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