FARMERS UNION HAS REQUESTED THE SC FOR REMOVAL OF THE REMAINING MEMBER OF PANEL ON AGRI-LAWS
17th January 2021
The farmers Union had requested the Supreme Court to remove the remaining 3 members of the committee, which was formed to resolve the impasse over the 3 contentions farm laws and select people who can do the job "On the Basis of Mutual Harmony."
According to Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti, the principle of natural justice is going to violate as the 4 members of the committee had supported these laws. Chief Justice S A Bobde has agreed to hear the Centre's application against the proposed tractor march. The Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti consisting of 40-odd farmers, are demanding to repeal the farm laws. The SC has stayed the implementation of the new farm bill till the further order and had constituted 4 members, i.e., Bhupinder Singh Mann, Dr. Pramod Kumar Joshi, Ashok Gulati, and Anil Ghanwat, in order to listen to the grievances and make the required recommendations to resolve the issues.
However, on 14th January, Bhupinder Singh Mann had recused himself from the committee. The Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti urged the SC to remove all the remaining members and appoint those persons who would make the report on the basis of mutual harmony. The government had presented these 3 farms laws aimed at increasing the farmer's income, but the farmers have raised their concerns that these legislations would weaken the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Mandi system.