The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, stayed the implementation of the three controversial Farm Laws against which farmers, particularly from north Indian States of Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at Delhi borders since November 2020.
The three laws, Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance & Farm Services Act 2020, Farmers Produce Trade & Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act & Amendment to Essential Commodities Act have been stayed until further orders.
The order was pronounced by a three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.
While the exact scope of powers of the committee are not known yet, CJI Bobde during the hearing said that all those who are interested in solving the issue can go before the committee to present their arguments.
“Every person who is genuinely interested in solving the problem is expected to go before the Committee. The Committee will not punish you or pass any orders. It will submit a report to us,” he said.
The committee is being formed so that the Court gets a clearer picture about the ground situation, CJI Bobde added while underscoring that the committee and its functioning will be considered part of the current judicial proceedings before the Supreme Court.