Farm laws cannot be repealed, only can be put on hold, SC makes it clear


(Online Desk)

Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of three farms laws and has formed a committee to look into farmers’ grievances.

“We are concerned about protecting the life and property of citizens. No power can prevent us from making committee to resolve the impasse on new farm laws,” the three-judge bench, headed by CJI SA Bobde, said.

The Supreme Court also sought cooperation from the farmers’ unions. “Those who genuinely want resolution will go to the panel,” it said.

The top court further told the farmers’ unions that there’s difference between politics and judiciary and you will have to cooperate.  The three-member bench also made it clear to the farmers unions that they cannot repeal the laws as it is the Constitutional right of the Parliament.

Ironically, the agitating farmers says that they will not budge an inch till the Centre repeal three farms laws and fram new law for the MSP.  Their arrogance clearly exhibits the respect they hold for the judiciary.

In that backdrop, one has to wait and see how far the agitating farmers with alleged ulterior motives stretch to embarrass the Modi government by going ahead with its Tractor march on Republic Day in Delhi.