Farmers’ Protest: On the issue of the ongoing farmers’ agitation on 3 new agricultural laws, the Supreme Court has taken a dig at the government. The court has said that the government is not handling the case properly. This was stated by the Supreme Court on Monday while hearing several petitions challenging the new agricultural laws and demonstrations of farmers running along the border of Delhi. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) said that the movement can be continued but who will take responsibility?
The CJI said that if something went wrong, we would all be responsible. Some people have committed suicide, the elderly and women are also part of the movement. What is going on? So far, not a single petition has been filed in the court, which says that the new agricultural laws are good. We do not want to paint our hands with someone’s blood. The way the process of handling the case is going on, it is disappointing to see it. The Government of India should take responsibility for all this. The Center is bringing the law and it can handle this issue in a better way.
Suggested the formation of a committee
The CJI asked the government during the hearing whether the new agricultural laws could be stopped from being implemented for some time? This is so that a committee is formed and both the government and the farmers can put their side before it. The CJI said that if the movement is to continue then it can be kept, but who will take responsibility? It does not appear that the central government is handling the issue of farmer movement properly. The court will have to take some action today. This is a very serious matter.
If the government does not impose, then the court will stop
The CJI suggested to one or the investigator that we are proposing to set up a committee and are also considering stopping the implementation of new agricultural laws till further orders. The CJI said that if the government does not want to stop the implementation of new agricultural laws, then the Supreme Court will stop it. On this, Attorney General KK Venugopal on behalf of the government said that the Supreme Court has a precedent that the court cannot stop the enforcement of any law unless it is proved that the law passed without legislative competence and It violates fundamental rights.