On Monday, the Supreme Court reprimanded the Central Government over the three new agricultural laws of the Center and the ongoing farmer movement against it. The Supreme Court told the Center that it is very disappointed with the process going on and also questioned the ban on these laws for some time. The Supreme Court also said that if the Center does not ban these laws, then the court will impose them. Know what happened in the Supreme Court.
As soon as the case started hearing, Chief Justice of India SS Bobde said that we are very disappointed with the way negotiations are going on between the government and farmers regarding the new agricultural laws.
A bench of CJI Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said, “Some people have committed suicide, old and women are part of the movement. What is happening ?, says the CJI, and not a single petition has been filed stating that agricultural laws are good. “
“Believe it or not, we are the Supreme Court of India, we will do our job”: SC agricultural unions to implement agricultural laws.
The Union of India should take responsibility for all this. You (Center) are bringing the law and you can do it better, says the CJI during the hearing on agricultural laws.
The SC reiterated for the Committee on Agricultural Laws that it would stop their implementation if the panel advises to do so.
The SC says that its intention was to look for a negotiated solution but there was no response from the Center on the desire to put agricultural laws on hold.
Each of us will be responsible if something goes wrong. While hearing the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the three CJI agricultural laws, we say that no one needs blood from our hands.
There is not a single petition before us which says that these agricultural laws are beneficial for the farmers: SC
We are not currently talking about repealing these agricultural laws; This is a very delicate situation, says S.C.
“What is happening? States are revolting against your laws. “
We are deeply disappointed by the way negotiations are going on between the government and farmers regarding the new agricultural laws: S.C.
Some people have committed suicide, old men and women are part of the movement. What is happening ?, says the CJI, and not a single petition has been filed stating that agricultural laws are good.
We do not know if the conversation is going on? Can agricultural laws be implemented for some time ?, asks CJI while hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of three agricultural laws.
The apex court asked the Centre to stay the laws till a committee constituted by it discusses the same and submits a report. “Let those farmer unions who say it is progressive say that before the committee. But you have to tell us whether you stay the farm acts or we do it. Keep it in abeyance. What is the issue?? We are not in favour of easily staying a law but we want to say don’t implement the law,” the top court said.
The Centre and the farmer leaders are scheduled to hold their next meeting on January 15.