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Supreme Court Implements a Stay on the Three Farm Laws:- The Indian farmers are protesting indefinitely against the newly introduced three farm laws that are passed in the Parliament last year. The protests of the farmers crossed 40 days at the borders of the national capital New Delhi. Seven rounds of talks took place between the Centre and the Farmer Unions but a possible resolution was never found. The farmers warned of intensifying the protests in the coming weeks. A series of petitions are filed in the Supreme Court and the top court responded about the issue.
The Supreme Court today stayed the implementation of the three farm laws after considering the protests of the farmers. The top court asked the Centre to stay the laws until further orders which turned out to be a huge jolt for the Indian government. The Supreme Court announced a committee to review the farm laws asking them to submit a detailed report. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Bobde heard the case. The Supreme Court even issued notices to the Delhi police who are keen to stop the announced tractor rally by the farmers on January 26th.
The Supreme Court also said that they have given enough time for the Centre to file an amicable solution for the agitation of the farmers. The Centre received notices from the Supreme Court on October 12th after a series of petitions are filed in the top court challenging the constitutional validity. Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 are the three Farm Laws approved by the Centre.