- Apprentice Lawyer
The Supreme Court will pronounce its interim order tomorrow in a batch of petitions challenging the three controversial Farm Laws against which farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting at Delhi borders since November 2020.
The order will be pronounced by a three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.
The Court had during the hearing of the matter today expressed its inclination to stay the contentious laws while observing that the steps taken by the Central government to break the deadlock between the government and farmers have proved ineffective.
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 assailed before the Court as illegal, arbitrary and unconstitutional.
"They will pave the way for cartelization and commercialization of agriculture produced and if allowed to stand will completely ruin our country as the corporates can, with one stroke, export our agriculture produce without any regulation," one of the petitioners submitted.
It was also contended that the laws passed are "unconstitutional" and "anti-farmer," as it would dismantle the Agriculture Produce Market Committee system intended to ensure fair prices for farm products.
[Read today's Order]