SC Stays Implementation of Farm Laws

New Delhi- The Supreme Court Tuesday stayed the implementation of controversial new farm laws till further orders and decided to set up a committee to resolve the impasse over them between the Centre and farmers” unions protesting at Delhi borders.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that it will pass an order to this effect.

The committee will look into the farmers” grievances against the three new laws.

During the hearing, the top sought cooperation of the protesting farmers and made it clear that no power can prevent it from setting up a committee to resolve the impasse over the controversial farm laws.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had ruled out repealing the laws despite widespread protests from farmers and other workers’ groups across the country.

Modi’s government says the legislations are aimed at modernising an antiquated agricultural system, which suffers from colossal wastage and bottlenecks in the supply chain.

But farm leaders say the laws are an attempt to erode a longstanding minimum support price for their crops, and will enable a few corporates to control the country’s vast agricultural sector.

Despite freezing cold, thousands of farmers have been camping out on the outskirts of New Delhi since late November. At least eight rounds of talks between the government and farmers’ groups could not break the deadlock.

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