The Supreme Court stayed the implementation of three farms laws until further orders and also formed a committee of agriculturists to hold talks with the farmers.
The farmers are protesting against the three Farm Laws which were recently passed by the center. Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian stated that it will pass an order to this conclusion. The top court stayed the execution of the three laws — the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act — against which various petitions have been filed stimulating their constitutional validity.
The court also solicited the cooperation of the protesting farmers and also stated that nothing can stop them from setting up a committee to solve the deadlock over the controversial farm laws.
As per the IANS, the bench said- “We are concerned about protecting the lives and property of citizens of India and we want to solve the problem.” Those who genuinely want resolution will go to the committee on farm laws. This is not politics. There is a difference between politics and judiciary and you will have to cooperate.”
The proceeding was conducted through video conferencing where it stated that the apex court has the powers to suspend the legislation to solve the problem.”
The top court also issued a notice on a separate application filed by the Centre through Delhi police soliciting an injunction against the proposed tractor or any other kind of protest which seeks to disrupt the gathering and celebrations of the Republic Day on 26th January.
News Source – IANS
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