The Supreme Court has put a stay on the implementation of the three farm laws brought in by the govt.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled on the Farmer’s Laws, calling its order “extraordinary” and a “victory for fair play”. The laws in concern are firstly, The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, secondly, The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, and The Farmer’s (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act.
The stay on the implementation of the farm laws in other words means that the Centre cannot, for the time being, cannot proceed with any executive actions to enforce the laws on the farmers. Therefore, the court had formed a four-member committee of experts “to listen to the grievances of the farmers on the farm laws and the views of the government and make recommendations”.
Most importantly, the stay according to the court said, “may assuage the hurt feelings of the farmers” and make them confident enough, so that they may find their way to the negotiating table and all in good faith. In a concluding paragraph of the order, the court said the farmers’ bodies would “perceive” the “extraordinary” stay as an achievement of their peaceful protest “at least for the present”. Moreover, it might just convince these organizations to “encourage” their members to go back to home and to their livelihoods, and thus, protect their lives and health and that of the others too. However, the farmers are concerned that the committee won’t be impartial and not make decisions addressing their grievances.
Here are people‘s reactions to the SC issuing a stay instead of a complete repeal on the farm laws:
The court in addition said that several rounds of negotiations between the Centre and farmers had produced no results.