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Farmers’ Protest: Supreme Court flays Center on farm laws

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The Supreme Court on Monday said that it is utterly disappointed at the way the current negotiations between the center and the protesting farmers are moving ahead.

The Apex court while hearing a bevy of petitions against the new farm laws passed by the government and also related to the ongoing protests by farmers at the Delhi borders, said that the issue is far from being heading towards a logical conclusion.                               

In its advice to the Center, the SC has asked it to stall the laws till a committee constituted by it deliberates on the controversial laws 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 favour of easily staying a law but we want to say don’t implement the law,” the SC bence bench comprising CJI Bobde Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said.

 “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,” said the Supreme Court.

When accused that there is no improvement on the issue regarding farmers’ protests, the Center, during the last hearing, told the SC, that “healthy discussions” were underway between the government and the unions over all the issues. The Center assured the SC that there was a good chance that both sides may come to a conclusion in the near future. In the meanwhile, the protesting farmers have said that they will intensify their agitation if no solution is arrived at the earliest.

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