Supreme Court stays 3 farm laws, forms panel to hear farmers' grievances

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS): In a major decision, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of all three farm laws and also formed a committee comprising mostly agriculturists to hear the grievances of the farmer unions against the laws.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde said, "We are going to suspend the implementation of the three farm laws until further orders."

The Chief Justice mentioned the names of agriculture economist Ashok Gulati, Dr. Pramod Kumar Joshi, Anil Dhanawat and B.S. Mann to be on the committee to hear the farmers' issues regarding the laws.

The top court also issued notice on the Delhi Police application seeking to stop farmers from entering the national capital to hold a tractor rally on the Republic Day.








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  • Hegde, Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    Agriculture was all along a State subject -and as per experts best left as STATE subject -
    But this is not in the interest of Corporates and all over the world there are examples of Corporates taking over and ruining Farm dependent families -
    Will hurt more so in India as Farmers ( @ subsistence level ) with marginal holdings -
    Only huge subsidies in advanced countries is sustaining whoever is left in farming e,g US - Europe -Now Centre has rammed thru' by undemocratic means in Parliament incl Rajya sabha -FARM LAWS--
    The whole process especially during COVID was highly suspect - what was the necessity for such great urgency when nation was facing other burning health issues-

    Further SC ought to have either SCRAPPED or asked the matter to be taken by PARLIAMENT rather than a select biased Committe of 4--- whose views on supporting ( FARM LAWS ) already known-

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  • Manoj, Kavoor

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Farmers have rejected d committee. Mr Deshbhakt Contract farming is one of the most contentious issue which most likely would giv upperhand to the corporates to dictate the terms and conditions for cultivation. So farmers want it 2 b taken away. Now for ur thought abt few flys here and there, they dont represent the farming community.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    These 'caged parrots' are trying to play another game on the farmers, which is pretty clear even to a fool; how much can one divert attention & prolong this Conspiracy??

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  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Why Modi is avoiding to discuss with protesting farmers, is he scare or he don’t have the answers why simply wasting Supreme Courts time .

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    poor farmers dont have any idea that these 4 belong to which clan...

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  • Shareef, Mangalor

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Supreme Court appointed a Farm Bill committee to look into the bills.

    Now it is revealed that all 4 Members of the Farm Committee have already publicly supported the bills and Govt.

    - Bhupender Singh Mann
    - Anil Ghanwant
    - Ashok Gulati
    - Pramod K Joshi

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Committee members selected by SC
    1. Bhupinder singh Mann- reforms are needed in order to make agriculture competetive
    2. Anil Ghanwat- There is no need to withdraw these laws which have opened up opportunities for farmers
    3. Ashok Gulati- These laws will provide greater choice and freedom to farmers to sell their produce and buyers to buy their produce thereby creating competition
    4.Dr.P.K.Joshi- Any dilution in the farm laws will constrain Indian agriculture to harness emerging global opportunities.
    SC picked above people who are already supporting farm laws.
    You can understand the nexus between judiciary and executive and how they are operating

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Good decision to procrastinate n avoid trouble on Republic Day!
    IMHO, the committee members should have been chosen with discussion with the farmers; hope they are not caged parrots!
    IMHO; since all infrastructure to store, transport etc etc has been done investing tonnes of money, it would be very difficult to totally repeal these farm laws as demanded by the farmers!

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    How can SC form a panel without all farmers representatives or by all farmers consent from whom SC has chosen its selected few???????......Farmers have already made clear to SC that they are not part of the panel then what is this forceful desperate act by SC. SC is in a big hurry here and acting as per govt’s directives. Please be advised SC will never deliver unbiased and just verdict on this issue. Its a matter of life and death for judges and CJI.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    a Big slap on Arnab Go Swamy, He was always saying in his debates Farmers Protest is a Flop Show.
    All India Farmers protest also flop.
    Now I can see he and his master both Flop.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    PM Modi doesn't like taking NO for an answer. All these seven years, his public speaking skill somehow convinced the nation about what he intended to do with which move. But when it came to Farm Bills he terribly faltered. Nothing convince those who are attached to farming, as to why the business honcho should be involved in agriculture. Their understanding should be with the government, not with the gullible farming community. Grains/farm produce could have been sold to them from the APMCs.

    I, under no circumstances agree with what the Farm Bills have to do. Even more offending is the way they were enacted. He had no reason nor need to force them on the farmers just to please his friends.

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  • Prakash, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    A Big slap on GoI face by Supreme Court.
    Respective Agriculture Minister should resign from the position immediately.
    Hope this is not another eyewash to make Republic Day function successful

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    I am fully supporting da farmers. just becoz da big shot's, corporates paid bjp's election fund enormously da government cannot outrightly favour corporates & neglect da farmers outrightly. repeal 3 farm laws immediately w/o wasting time on meeting, meeting, meeting & finally cheating, cheating, cheating...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Big Setback for Ambani & Adani ...

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  • Mohd, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Modi government as well

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    Finally they will win. the way the committee members are selected and their opinions are well-known

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    Do you want them to win ? That too, after what agreement Reliance Retail did with Karnataja Farmers ?

    Well, if after so much of injustice, if the Farm Bill will still be upheld, the protest that has been so far peaceful, will turn violent. Long after Mumbai riots, there is going to be bloodshed in the country.

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  • Manoj, Kavoor

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Appreciate the intervention of the Supreme Court. Just include MSP for eachof the agri product and withdraw d concept of contract farming, the farmers will be happy. Hope it happens soon.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Manoj, only because of contact farming, some land is fertile today. You may know in some properties just parents are living and children working abroad. Honestly, such people don't deserve farm land. They should sell it and sta2in flats.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Regretfully the public perception that the Supreme Court is becoming an extended arm of the Executive is gaining ground with all the recent Judgements. The Independence of the Judiciary is matter of great speculation in the public mind.

    In view of the above any Judgement by the Supreme Court will be viewed with suspicion if not with disdain and doubt.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Jai jai Modi... Jai jai Modi...

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