Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates: SC Order Shortly on Farm Laws; Farmers Not in Favour of Panel

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    Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates: SC Order Shortly on Farm Laws; Farmers Not in Favour of Panel

    Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates: A day after the Supreme Court pulled up the Centre for its handling of the farmers’ protest and indicated that it may go to the extent of staying the implementation of the contentious farm laws, the top court is set to pronounce orders on Tuesday on various issues related to the laws and may take a call on setting up of a committee headed by a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) to find ways to resolve the impasse. “We are extremely disappointed with the negotiation process,” the court said on Monday, adding, “We don’t want to make any stray observations on your negotiations but we are extremely disappointed with the process.” The apex court, which was hearing a clutch of pleas challenging the new farm laws as well as the ones raising issues related to the ongoing agitation at Delhi borders, said it is not talking about the repeal of these farm laws at the moment.

    “This is a very delicate situation”, the bench said, adding, “There is not a single petition before us which says that these farm laws are beneficial. We are not experts on economy; you tell us whether government is going to put on hold farm laws or we will do this, the bench said. We are sorry to say that Centre has not been able to solve the problem and the farmers’ agitation.”



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    “We are extremely disappointed with the negotiation process,” the court said on Monday, adding, “We don’t want to make any stray observations on your negotiations but we are extremely disappointed with the process.” The apex court, which was hearing a clutch of pleas challenging the new farm laws as well as the ones raising issues related to the ongoing agitation at Delhi borders, said it is not talking about the repeal of these farm laws at the moment.




    Will SC Stay Implementation of Farm Laws? Top Court to Pronounce Order Today | A day after the Supreme Court pulled up the Centre for its handling of the farmers’ protest and indicated that it may go to the extent of staying the implementation of the contentious farm laws, the top court is set to pronounce orders on Tuesday on various issues related to the laws and may take a call on setting up of a committee headed by a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) to find ways to resolve the impasse.




    It said that right to protest is always subject to the countervailing public order and the public interest and the right to protest can never include maligning the nation globally. It is submitted that the Republic day function on January 26 each year has its own constitutional as well as historical significance. The January 26 Republic Day ceremony is not an isolated standalone ceremony rather a grand rehearsal takes place on January 23 where everything which is to happen on January 26 of each year is rehearsed, the application said.




    It is submitted that the proposed march is slated to disturb and disrupt the august celebrations of nation on Republic Day and would be bound to create a massive law and order situation, the application said. It is submitted that the said proposed march/protest seeks to disrupt and disturb such celebrations which is bound to create a serious law and order situation and will cause an embarrassment to the nation, it said.




    Farmers’ Tractor Rally in Delhi on R-Day Will Cause Embarrassment to India, Says Centre as it Moves SC | The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor or trolley march or any other kind of protest which seeks to disrupt the august gathering and celebrations of the Republic Day on January 26. In an application filed through the Delhi Police, the Centre has said that it has come to the knowledge of the security agencies that a small group of protesting individuals or organisations have planned to carry out a tractor march on Republic Day.


    Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates: SC Order Shortly on Farm Laws; Farmers Not in Favour of Panel
    Protesting farmers listen to speeches during their agitation against the new farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi. (PTI)

    Attorney General K K Venugopal argued that a law cannot be stayed unless the court finds it violates fundamental rights or constitutional schemes. “Our intention is to see whether we can find an amicable solution to all this. That is why we had asked you (Centre) whether you are willing to keep these laws on hold for sometime. But you wanted to buy time,” the bench observed, adding, “We don’t know whether you are part of the solution or part of the problem.”

    The apex court, which said the matter is getting worse and people are committing suicides, reiterated the need for having a committee comprising representatives from the government and farmer organisations from over the country and said it will stop the implementation of these laws if the panel advises to do so. It said farmers are protesting against these laws and they can tell their objections to the committee.

    The bench warned that it may stay the law if the government does not do it on its own. “Whether you have faith or not, we are the Supreme Court of India, we will do our job,” the bench told the farmer unions which are protesting against these farm laws. The bench said it did not know whether the protesting farmers were observing social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic but was concerned about them getting food and water.

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