Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on pleas against farm laws 2020

By Rajan Nath -- October 12, 2020 2:51 pm -- Updated:October 12, 2020 2:54 pm

Farmers Protest: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on petitions challenging the three farm laws 2020 passed by the Parliament seeking a response from the Centre within four weeks.

A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde issued a notice to the Central Government and asked to submit its reply within 4 weeks on farm laws.

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Farmers Protest: Supreme Court asks Centre to submit response on Farm Laws 2020

The farmers protest is being staged across the nation following the passing of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities Act, in the Parliament.

The three farm laws 2020 were given the assent from President Ram Nath Kovind on September 27.

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The Bench also included Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian. It was hearing pleas filed by the Rashtriya Janta Dal lawmaker from the Rajya Sabha, Manoj Jha, TN Prathapan, and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala, (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu, Tiruchi Siva, and a petition filed by Rakesh Vaishnav.

Farmers Protest: Supreme Court issued notice to Centre on petitions challenging farm laws 2020 passed by the Parliament.

The petitions have also alleged that the farm laws 2020 passed by Parliament would dismantle the Agricultural Produce Market Committees system.

Meanwhile, the farmer leaders of 8 states called for nationwide ‘chakka jam’ on November 3.

educareHowever, the Central government has once again called 29 farmers’ organisations of Punjab for the dialogue.

-PTC News

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