New Delhi 16 December: The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a petition filed for the removal of farmers from the streets protesting against agricultural laws. The court asked to constitute a committee of representatives of the government and the farmers, so that the two could discuss the issue among themselves. The court said that this is going to become a national issue soon and it is necessary to resolve it with consent. Now the matter will be heard tomorrow (Thursday).
The Supreme Court asked the government for an answer
The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central, Punjab and Haryana governments on the matter and has sought a response till tomorrow. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaniam said that we will set up a committee in this matter, which will resolve the issue. Farmers organizations, central government and others will be involved in this. The court said, ‘It seems that the solution between the government and the farmers does not seem to be resolved at the moment’.
Farmers Protest continues on 21st day
Protest of farmers for the withdrawal of agricultural laws continues for the 21st consecutive day and farmers are frozen on the borders of Delhi. The protesting farmers have once again closed the Chilla border connecting Delhi-Noida, which was opened recently. So far, 6 rounds of negotiations have been held between the government and the farmers, which have been fruitless and the farmers’ organizations are adamant on withdrawing the law.