Farmer Protests: SC moots idea of Committee to resolve the deadlock, issues Notice to Centre; Next hearing Tomorrow

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On Wednesday, the Apex Court issued a notice to Centre on a plea seeking the immediate removal of farmers protesting near the Delhi border areas. The petitioner, a law student, had pleaded that the protest has led to blockage of Delhi’s borders & also cited the rising COVID cases as the reason to see their removal.

Meanwhile. the Supreme Court, granted the permission to implead farmer organisations & posted the matter for further hearing on Thursday.

The case is being heard by a 3-Judge bench of CJI SA Bobde and, Justice AS Bopanna & Justice V Ramasubramanian.

The Supreme Court told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that it intends to set up a committee comprising representatives of farmers unions across India, Govt & other stakeholders to resolve this issue, adding “because this will soon become a national issue & with government it won’t work out it seems”.

During the course of the hearing, the lawyer appearing for petitioner mentioned Shaheen Bagh case to remove farmers from Delhi borders, but the Justice Bobde said there cannot be a precedent in law & order matter.

On Tuesday, the farmer leaders said that they will “make” the Centre repeal the 3 new Agri Laws in a hardening of their stand. The union leaders again made it clear the Govt should first repeal all the three laws & only then there can be further talks. Negotiations between the Govt & the farmers’ unions have remained stuck after 5 rounds. 

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