While the deadlock between lakhs of farmers protesting at Delhi borders and Modi-led central government continued, Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of farm laws until further notice and ordered the formation of a committee with agricultural experts to find a solution to the impasse.
“We are concerned with the lives and property of people affected by the agitation. We are trying to solve the problem in the best way. One of the powers we have is to suspend the legislation,” said Chief Justice SA Bobde ruling the judgement.
Pramod Joshi, Ashok Gulati, Anil Ghanwat and Bhupinder Singh Mann were among the panel of agriculturists who will be hearing the farmers’ grievances against the new farm laws. The judgement came on the heels of the apex court pulling down the Centre for the way the farmers’ agitation was handled.
Addressing the accusations made by the attorney general over the presence of Khalistanis at the protests along with the farmers, the Centre was asked to submit an affidavit on the security situation.