"It's Victory For Fair Play": Big Supreme Court Quotes In Farm Laws Order

In eight rounds of talks with farmers' unions over the past month, the government had firmly ruled out withdrawing the laws but had insisted that amendments were on the table.

'It's Victory For Fair Play': Big Supreme Court Quotes In Farm Laws Order

Supreme Court announced a four-member committee for talks with farmers. (File)

Highlights

  • "We are staying three farm laws until further orders," the top court said
  • A committee would be formed to take over negotiations to end crisis
  • "No power can prevent us from making committee," the Supreme Court said
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today put on hold three controversial laws at the core of the massive farmers' protests near Delhi. "We are staying three farm laws until further orders," the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde said. The top court also said a four-member committee of agricultural experts would be formed to take over negotiations with farmers to end the crisis, saying "It is a victory for fair play". During the hearing, the government had told the court that the laws "were not hurriedly made", that they were the result of two decades of deliberations. In eight rounds of talks with farmers' unions over the past month, the government had firmly ruled out withdrawing the laws but had insisted that amendments were on the table.

Here are top five quotes by the Supreme Court on farm laws and agitation:

  1. "No power can prevent us from making committee to resolve the impasse on new farm laws."

  2. "These are matters of life and death. We are concerned with laws. We are concerned with lives and property of people affected by the agitation. We are trying to solve the problem in the best way. One of the powers we have is to suspend the legislation."

  3. "We want to solve the problem and that's why we are making the committee. Give the names to us, we will decide."

  4. "This committee will be for us. All of you people who are expected to solve the issue will go before this committee. It will not pass an order or punish you, it will only submit a report to us. The committee is part of the judicial process in this case."

  5. "We cannot ask the prime minister anything, he is not a party before us. This is not politics. There is a difference between politics and judiciary and you will have to cooperate."


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