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Rajya Sabha MP Moves Supreme Court Against Newly Passed Farmers’Acts

Lawstreet Journal 2 Oct 2020 5:34pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive Rajya Sabha MP Moves Supreme Court Against Newly Passed Farmers’Acts

DMK MP Tiruch Siva, Member of Parliament has moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the three Acts enacted by Parliament recently, the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 (Act 20 of 2020), the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 (Act 21 of 2020) and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020 (Act 21 of 2020).

A Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader in his plea said that these new legislations “are prima facie unconstitutional, illegal and arbitrary”. The impugned three Acts are anti-farmer and anti-agriculturists brought out during COVID time with the sole intention to benefit a few private corporations. 

“These Acts would pave way for cartelization and commercialization of the agricultural produces and if allowed to stand, are going to ruin India as the corporate can, with one stroke, export our agricultural produce without any regulation, and may even result in famines,”, he said in his plea. 

The Rajya Sabha MP further added that “very soon, the country which fought for its independence from the British will have to wage war to free itself from the clutches of crony capitalism”. 

The Petition is filed through Mr. D Kumanan, Advocate on Record (Partner at Lawmen and White) stating that the three Acts attack the very foundation of the agricultural fabric of the country that was built to safeguard the interests of the farmers and not leave them at the mercy of the new era of capitalism. 

Stating the two consequences that the impugned… Continue Reading...

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