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Farmers Protest: Supreme Court to resume hearing on removal of agitating farmers

By Rajan Nath -- December 17, 2020 10:12 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Supreme Court on Farmers Protest in India against Farm Laws 2020: The Supreme Court will resume hearing the batch of pleas seeking direction to immediately remove the farmers who are protesting at Delhi borders against the farm laws 2020.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Centre and States over the petitions seeking a direction to the authorities to immediately remove the farmers who are protesting at Delhi borders.

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Supreme Court on Farmers Protest in India against Farm Laws 2020: Supreme Court to resume hearing on removal of farmers at Delhi borders.

A Bench of Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian granted permission to implead farmer organisations.

The apex court allowed the impleadment of eight farmers' unions in petitions seeking removal of protesting farmers at Delhi borders.

The eight unions are Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU – Rakesh Tikait), BKU-Sidhupur (Jagjeet S. Dallewal), BKU-Rajewal (Balbir Singh Rajewal), BKU-Lakhowal (Harinder Singh Lakhowal), Jamhoori Kisan Sabha (Kulwant Singh Sandhu), BKU-Dakaunda (Buta Singh Burjgill), BKU – Doaba (Manjit Singh Rai) & Kul Hind Kisan Federation (Prem Singh Bhangu).

Supreme Court on Farmers Protest in India against Farm Laws 2020: Supreme Court to resume hearing on removal of farmers at Delhi borders.

The court had told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that it intends to set up a committee comprising representatives of farmers unions across India, Govt and other stakeholders to resolve this issue.

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Supreme Court on Farmers Protest in India against Farm Laws 2020: Supreme Court to resume hearing on removal of farmers at Delhi borders.

It is pertinent to mention that the farm unions held five rounds of talks with the Centre and even had a meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. However, all the meetings were inconclusive as farmers were adamant on their demand to repeal the farm laws 2020.

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The farmers' have been agitating against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

-PTC News

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