Hold farm laws or we will do it: Supreme Court to Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday said that it was extremely disappointed with the way the farmers’ protest was handled by the government.

Hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the three farm laws, the top court asked the Centre if the legislations can be put on hold for some time.

We don’t know what negotiations are going on? Can the farm laws be put on hold for some time?, asked the bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde.

The Court said that if the Centre does not want to stay the implementation of the three laws, it will do so.

“We will stay implementation of laws……You can carry on the protest. But the question is whether the protest should be held at the same site,” said CJI.

The court said, “some people have committed suicide, old people and women are a part of the agitation. What is happening?”

“Each one of us will be responsible if something goes wrong. We don’t want anybody’s blood on our hands,” CJI said.

“We do not think the Centre is handling this issue correctly. We have to take some action today. This is a very serious matter,” the court said.

The CJI pointed out that there is not a single petition before the top court which says that the farm laws are good.

Several farmers have been protesting since November 26 at various border points of Delhi against Centre’s farm laws.