SC stays implementation of farm laws, forms 4-member panel

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the three contentious farm laws, which have triggered protests near Delhi, and said a committee would be formed to take over negotiations to end the crisis.

"We will stay implementation of the three farm laws," the bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S.A Bobde, said.

It also said that the committee to be formed will have HS Mann of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Pramod Kumar Joshi, Ashok Gulati and Anil Dhanwat of Shetkari Sangathan.

The three-judge bench had earlier said that it is willing to suspend the laws but not indefinitely without any activity going on both sides.

The top court had said on Monday it is “extremely disappointed" with the way negotiations between the Centre and the farmers' representative were going while hearing a bunch of petitions on the farm laws.

It also indicated that the three contentious laws will have to be put on hold for creating an atmosphere conducive for talks.

 

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