The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of the three controversial farm laws.
A jury of three judges led by Chief Justice Bobde heard a series of pleas questioning the procedural validity of the three farm laws as well as other questions related to the continuing farmers’ strike.
The implementation of the three farmers’ laws will remain stay until further orders, “We are going to stay the implementation of the three farmer legislations. Stay till further orders.”The farm laws it enacted have stayed.
A new committee will now look at the grievances of farmers against the laws.
“We are forming a committee so that we have a clearer picture. We don’t want to hear arguments that farmers will not go to the committee. We are looking to solve the problem. If you (farmers) want to agitate indefinitely, you can do so.”
Pramod Kumar Joshi of the International Food Policy Research Institute, agricultural economist Ashok Gulati, Bhupinder Singh Mann of the Union of Bhartiya Kisan, and Anil Ghanwat of Shetkeri Sangthana are the four members of the committee.
“This committee will be for us. All of you people who are expected to solve the issue will go before this committee. It will not pass an order or punish you, it will only submit a report to us… The committee is part of the judicial process in this case. We are planning to suspend the laws but not indefinitely,” Justice Bobde said.
“We want that someone knowledgeable and sensible goes into the law clause by clause and tell us what’s wrong.”
The Court also issued notice to farmer associations on the Delhi Police application seeking to stop the proposed tractor rally on Republic Day by protesting farmers.
When Attorney General KK Venugopal said if farmers are allowed to enter the city, then no one can say where they will go. “The police are with you (government)… Entry to the city will be a decision of the police,” said the CJI.