Supreme Court Suspends Implementation of Farm Laws

The Supreme Court in its hearing to verify the constitutionality of the three farm laws has suspended the implementation of all these farm laws.

Key Points

  • After this, the government cannot implement the 3 controversial farm laws till further orders.
  • The government can also not take any executive action related to the farm laws.
  • The Supreme Court has set up an expert committee to analyze the situation and also to understand the demands of the farmers.
  • The expert committee formed by the Supreme Court includes Bharatiya Kisan Union Founder, Bhupinder Singh Mann; former National Academy of Agricultural Research Management Director, Pramod Kumar Joshi; Agriculture economist Ashok Gulati, and Shetkari Sangathan’s Anil Ghanwat.
  • The committee will now submit its report to the Court.
  • Supreme Court also heard the plea against the tractor rally of farmers on January 26. On this, the court has asked the government to stop any such rally that will interrupt Republic Day celebrations.
  • The court has also asked Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to find if any banned organization has entered the farmers’ protest.

Background

The farmers have been protesting against the three farm laws that were passed in September 2020. The three laws are- The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, and The Farmersí Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act.

After the decision of the Supreme Court, farmers are opposing the committee saying it includes members that have been supporting the government.

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