Motorists are on strike: The impact of the strike is visible across the country. The impact of the strike is being seen especially in states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand. The general public is suffering due to the strike. This strike is over the new law made for road accidents.
What is the new road safety law?
A new law will be enacted to curb road accidents. According to the new law on hit-and-run cases, if a driver flees from the scene of an accident instead of calling the police, he can be sentenced to up to 10 years in this situation.
He can also be fined for the offence. Motorists are protesting against the new rule. They say that if this law is not changed, they will continue the strike. In the midst of all this, we will tell you through this article today whether action can be taken against the people who strike. Does the government have the right to send them to jail? So let’s discuss this in detail.
What does the law say
Peaceful protest is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Indian Constitution. According to the Constitution of India, the right to assemble peacefully without arms is a fundamental right. But it is a legal right.
This right is subject to statutory restrictions under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. According to the law, the government can take legal action if the strike affects the country’s economy. If government property is damaged in any way in the strike, the government is free to take legal action.