The top court of India, Supreme Court told the centre that it has the power
to suspend the farm laws amidst the massive farmer protests near Delhi. The
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde announced to put on hold the three laws until
the further notice. He further decided to propose the names of Agricultural
economics Ashok Gulati, Harsimrat Mann, Pramod Joshi, Anil Ghanwat as the
members of the Committee. The big question that arises here is whether such
interference of the Supreme Court resolves the deadlock over farm laws?
The Chief Justice claimed that the current situation generated due to the
protest of farm laws has created matters of life and death. It is the matter of
life and property of people affected by the struggle.
Who are active members in farmers protest march?
The farmers protest march named by Delhi Chalo is lead by the farmers to reveal
anger against the three central farm legislations. When farmers did not get any
positive response from their respective state governments, the farmers decided
to create direct pressure on the Union Government. This was the reason they
decided to move towards Delhi. UP and Haryana state governments lead by BJP were
failed to convince farmers, however, the Rajasthan and Punjab States gave total
support to strike.
Farmer protest from Haryana is lead by Gurnam Singh Chaduni who was the
contestant of assembly elections from Ladwa constituency in Kurukshetra in the
year 2019. However, he could not win the election, but he has been a great
effort maker in raising farmersí issues. He has several criminal cases being a
leader of protests and becoming a great cause to disrupt the law and order.
Other farm unions and their leaders have joined the campaign of Samyukt Kisan
Morcha. Here is the list of a few national and regional farm unions:
Why farmers show anger?
Following three new acts passed by the government are not accepted by the
|Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan
|Jai Kisan Andolan
||Avik Saha and Dr Ashish Mital
|All India Kisan Sabha
||Dr Ashok Dhawal, Bhupinder Samber, Hannan
Mollah, Atul Kumar Anjaan
|Krantikari Kisan Union
||Dr Darshan Pal
|Asha Kisan Swaraj
||Kavitha Kuruganti, Kiran Vissa
|Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha
|National Alliance for Peopleís Movements
|Lok Sangharsh Morcha
|All India Kisan Khet Mazdoor Sanghatan
|Kisan Sangharsh Samiti
- The farmersí produce trade and commerce
- The farmerís agreement of price assurance
- Farm services and the essential commodities amendment law
Due to countrywide exposure of sale and marketing of agriculture produce, the
trade barriers between states will be removed. The farmers fear the end of mandi
system, and they will have to live at the mercy of corporates. The mandi system
will also put an end to the system of procuring crops at a minimum support
After several days of no solution to the conflict between the government and
farmers, the Supreme Court is expected to find a reasonable solution through
mediation. To get the latest legal news updates on farm laws, keep visiting
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