SC to pronounce orders on farm laws, protests on Jan 12

By Gitanjali Mangal -- January 11, 2021 9:49 pm

Supreme Court on Farmers Protest: Farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi since Nov 26 now. There is a continuous deadlock between the Centre and protesting farmers. Now, the Supreme Court is all set to hear the pleas challenging the farm laws 2020 along with those pleas related to the ongoing farmers protest.

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The Supreme Court said it was disappointed with the way negotiations between the government and the farmers have progressed and said it will pass an order on the matter  tomorrow, Jan 12.

The court asked the Centre to stay the laws till a committee constituted by it discusses the same and submits a report.
“Let those farmer unions who say it is progressive say that before the committee. But you have to tell us whether you stay the farm acts or we do it. Keep it in abeyance. What is the issue?? We are not in favor of easily staying a law but we want to say don’t implement the law,” the court mentioned.

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The bench comprising of CJI Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian further stated, “Some people have committed suicide, old people and women are a part of the agitation. What is happening?”  The bench added that not a single plea has been filed that said that the “farm laws are good.”

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The court has suggested names of former CJIs including RM Lodha to head panel for looking at the possibility of a solution over farm laws protests. The bench said it will pass the orders on the issue in parts.

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Talks between the Centre and farmer unions on the new agriculture laws failed to make any headway even after the eighth round of talks. The Centre and the farmer leaders are scheduled to hold their next meeting on January 15.

The Supreme Court stated Monday that it will pronounce its order on the protesting farmers as well as the controversial farm laws tomorrow.

-PTC News

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