In a major interim decision on the farmers’ movement, the Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of the three agricultural laws of the Modi government till further orders. Also, to discuss this issue, the Supreme Court has constituted a four-member committee comprising Bhupendra Singh Mann, Pramod Joshi, Ashok Gulati and Anil Dhanwant.
Farmers will meet on this issue after noon and give their opinion. However, it now appears that they can postpone their agitation. Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar, who is in Bhopal, is returning to Delhi after this decision. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has welcomed the court’s decision.
The Supreme Court today said that the committee will work on which provisions should be removed. We have to suspend the laws by using the powers. Till now the government has maintained that it will not withdraw the laws under any circumstances. The country’s largest court said on Tuesday that the committees are being built for themselves.
This committee will decide what things should be removed from the law. After the report of the committee, we will order it. The Supreme Court said that anyone can go before the committee. We are trying to solve the problem better.
Only yesterday, it was believed that the Supreme Court could form a committee on this issue which would try to find a solution. The interim verdict was delivered by a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian.
The Chief Justice said that we are concerned with the life and property of the people affected by the movement. We want the committee to know the ground reality. The court said that no one can stop us from forming a committee.
Earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court had slammed the central government over the protests against the agricultural laws. The court told the central government that you did not handle the matter properly. The court told the government that you should stop the implementation of the law, otherwise we will impose it.
The Supreme Court had also said that the deadlock over agricultural laws should be resolved soon. The court also encouraged dialogue between the government and farmer organizations. In such a situation, speculations are being made that today the Supreme Court can direct its decision to form a committee which can resolve the issue.
Meanwhile, the central government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding the agricultural laws. The government said that agricultural laws were not passed in a hurry. During the hearing in the Supreme Court, it was tried to show that the law was passed in a hurry, whereas it is not. The government said that there was talk for these laws for two decades. These are ‘Kisan Mitra’ laws. The Center said that farmers across the country are happy with this law, as they have been given more options and no rights have been taken. Efforts have been made to end the deadlock with farmers.
On the other hand, farmers are protesting at different places including Delhi’s Singhu border, the 48th day. The attitude of the farmers is very clear, they are not ready to back down under any circumstances. Farmers are still adamant on bringing back all three new agricultural laws. Farmer leaders say they will not look back until the law is returned.
At the time of the seventh round of talks, due to this attitude of the farmers, there was also talk of no-nonsense between the government and farmer organizations. Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal alleged in the conversation with us that the government is adopting different tactics to weaken this movement, but we will not let their intentions succeed. We are here in a peaceful manner. Win your battle and go ahead. The farmers are fully united and their movement will not stop here.