‘Condition Has Not Improved’: SC to Hear Pleas Against Agri Laws on Jan 11 as Deadlock Persists


    ‘Condition Has Actually Not Enhanced’: SC to Hear Pleas Against Agri Laws on Jan 11 as Deadlock Persists

    The Supreme Court Wednesday stated it would hear on January 11 a batch of pleas challenging the brand-new farm laws as likewise the ones raising problems related to the continuous farmers’ protest at Delhi borders.

    A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which observed that there is no improvement on the ground regarding farmers’ demonstrations, was informed by the Centre that healthy discussions are going on between the federal government and farmers over these concerns. Chief Law Officer K Venugopal stated there is a great chance that parties might come to a conclusion in the future and filing of response by the Centre on the pleas challenging the new farm laws may foreclose the settlements between the farmers and federal government.

    Lawyer General Tushar Mehta, while informing the bench that talks are going on in between the government and farmers in a healthy atmosphere, stated that these matters need to not be noted for hearing on January 8. We comprehend the scenario and motivate the consultation. We can adjourn the matters on Monday (January 11) if you send the exact same due to the continuous consultation process, the bench stated.

    The top court was hearing a plea submitted by supporter M L Sharma challenging the farm laws. The bench issued notification to the Centre seeking its reaction on Sharma’s plea which has declared that the Main government has no locus under the Constitution to frame these laws. Throughout the hearing, conducted through video-conferencing, the bench stated at the outset, These are farm matters. Where are the other matters? When they are noted? We are going to hear all the matters together. The bench asked Mehta to discover out the status of other matters and as to when they are noted.

    Mehta stated that no specific date was given previously for hearing on these pleas. We are keeping this plea (filed by Sharma) for hearing on Friday and we permit the amended petition to be taken on record in the meanwhile, the bench said.

    M L Sharma always submits shocking petitions and he states that the Centre has no power to make laws, the bench observed, adding, Mr Sharma states that you (government) are conspiring and making laws. The top court said it would take up the plea in addition to other pending matters due to the fact that we believe that the condition has not enhanced currently. After Mehta said that talks are going on in healthy environment, the bench stated it would take up these matters on January 11.

    The pinnacle court had earlier provided notice and looked for the Centre’s response on a batch of pleas against the 3 controversial farm laws– Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Arrangement on Rate Assurance and Farm Provider Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promo and Assistance) Act, 2020 and The Necessary Commodities (Modification) Act2020 While hearing the pleas on the concern of farmers’ protest, the leading court had on December 17 said that the agitation ought to be permitted to continue without obstacle and this court will not interfere with it as the right to protest is a basic right.

    While acknowledging the right to non-violent protest of farmers, the pinnacle court was likewise of the view that their right to demonstration need to not infringe the fundamental rights of others to move easily and in getting necessary food and other products as right to protest can not imply blockade of the entire city. In its December 17 order, the bench had stated: We clarify that this court will not interfere with the demonstration in question. Indeed the right to protest belongs to a fundamental right and can as a matter of fact, be worked out based on public order. There can certainly be no impediment in the exercise of such rights as long as it is non-violent and does not result in damage to the life and properties of other citizens and remains in accordance with law. We are of the view at this stage that the farmers’ demonstration ought to be enabled to continue without impediment and with no breach of peace either by the protesters or the police.


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