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SC puts a hold on the three controversial farm laws; Will the farmers cooperate now?

Lawstreet Journal 14 Jan 2021 7:42pm

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It is a victory for fair play,” CJI said on Tuesday ( January 12 , 2020)while putting a hold on the three controversial farm laws until further orders.

The bench was headed by CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde, along with Justice A.S. Bopanna and Justice V.Ramasubramanian

Along with the decision to hold the laws, the Supreme Court further said that a four member committee would be formed to look after the matter. The committee would be required to submit its report to the top court, on the basis of which the court will decide on whether the implementation of farm laws should be stopped or not.

CJI SA Bobde mentioned the names of Agricultural economist Ashok Gulati, Bhupinder Singh Mann, President BKU and All India Coordination Committee,Pramod Kumar Joshi (Director South Asia international Food Policy), Anil Ghanwat (Shethkari Sangathan) to be the members of the committee. 

"These are matters of life and death. We are concerned with laws. We are concerned with lives and property of people affected by the agitation. We are trying to solve the problem in the best way. One of the powers we have is to suspend the legislation," the top court said.

The three farm laws, namely, Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 have been  in controversy since November when the Haryana farmers started the “Delhi Chalo” call. Farmers have been protesting in the capital city since then.

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