SC to Verify Constitutionality of Farm Laws

Itís been very long since the farmers are protesting against the three farm laws. Till now, 8 rounds of talks have been done between the government and farmers but still, no decision has been made in this regard. Amidst this, farmers have said that they will be holding a tractor rally on January 26 against the farm laws.† In this, the Centre has told the farmers that now the Supreme Court will verify the constitutionality of the three farm laws and if it goes in favor of the farmers, there will be no need for protests.

Key Points

  • The Supreme Court of India will be hearing pleas challenging the constitutionality of the three farm laws and one other on the removal of farmers from the Delhi Borders.
  • As per the latest reports, the Centre has made it clear that they brought the three laws for the good of farmers and if now the court decides them unconstitutional, there will be no point in discussions and protests.
  • It was in December 2020 that the Court asked both the Centre and Farmer Unions to resolve the matter through discussions till January 11.
  • Now, today the Court will be hearing the pleas.

What are the three laws?

In September 2020, the government enacted three farm laws namely- Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, Farmersí Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act. Since then farmers are protesting in the fear of closure of Mandi, Minimum Support Price, loss of their lands to private owners, etc.

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