New Delhi, 11 January (Agencies)
The Supreme Court on Monday hearing the petitions related to the farmers’ movement, reprimanded the Center. The court said that the farmers are losing their lives in the movement, in such a situation, the government will stop these laws now or the court should issue an order. The court said that the way negotiations are going on between the government and farmers regarding the new agricultural laws, we are very disappointed. The Supreme Court named the names of all former CJIs, including RM Lodha, for the post of chairman of the committee to find possible solutions to the ongoing protests against agricultural laws. Chief Justice Bobde said, ‘I want to take the risk of saying that the protesting farmers should return to their homes. We are proposing to pass an order to address the problem of agricultural laws through a committee appointed by us. The Supreme Court said that we are very sorry to say that the Center could not solve this problem and the farmers’ demonstration.
During the hearing, the court said that we are not currently talking about repealing these agricultural laws, this is a very delicate situation. The Chief Justice said that we have not had a single argument in which this law has been praised. The court said that we are not experts in the farmers’ case, but will you stop these laws or we should take steps. Things are constantly getting worse, people are dying and sitting in the cold. Who is taking care of food and water there?
‘We don’t know if you’re part of the solution or the problem’
The Supreme Court said, ‘What is going on? States are rebelling against your laws. We do not know whether you are part of the solution or the problem. ‘ The Supreme Court said that it wanted the matter to be resolved through negotiations, but no response from the Center has been given to stop the agricultural laws for the time being. The court said on behalf of the government that no law can be banned in this way. On this, the court said that we are angry with the attitude of the government and we are in a position to stop this law. The court said that now the farmers will tell their problems to the committee. The court reiterated the requirement of the committee on agricultural laws and said that if the committee suggested, it would put a stay on its implementation. The court said that we want to form an expert committee, till then the government will stop these laws or else we will take action.