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SC Stays Implementation of The Contentious Farm Laws

Lawstreet Journal 24 Mar 2021 1:53am

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The Supreme Court of India stayed the implementation of the three farm laws on January 12th – nearly 50 days after the farmer protest movement reached the borders of Delhi till further notice. 

The three farm laws are: The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court appointed a committee to resolve the deadlock between protesting farmers and the government over the three contentious farm laws passed in September 2020

The committee was constituted to look into the grievances of the farmers as well as what the government had to say on these farm laws.

The Supreme Court said “Even though the laws are being put into hold for the time being, it will not be an indefinite act and the decision will be taken soon on this issue”.

The committee appointed by the Supreme Court had 4 members namely – Bhupinder Singh Mann- ex Rajya Sabha MP and the President of the Bhartiya Kisan Union; Pramod Joshi - Agricultural Economist and Former Director for South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute; Ashok Gulati – Agricultural Economist and the Former Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural and Anil Ghanwat- President of Shetkari Sanghatana.

Farmer’s groups refused to acknowledge the committee so constituted and to have any discussions with them as they claimed that all the members of the said committee members were pro-government- in favour of the farm laws and… Continue Reading...

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