"We are staying three farm laws until further orders", Bobde said.
There is no voice in the panel for the kind of reservations against the farm laws that the protesting farmers are raising. "The laws have resulted in a strike and now you have to resolve the strike". We are trying to solve the problem in the best way. When Sharma cited that corporate greed may harm farmers' interests, the top court said it will ensure that no farm is sold under the new farm laws. "It is clear that the Court is being misguided by various forces even in its constitution of a committee." the statement reads. Mr. Patil, in a video message, thanked the apex court for staying the implementation of the laws.
The court once again reiterated that it can't interfere with the farmers' right to agitate against the farm laws but hoped they could shift to another venue to ease the inconvenience being caused to the public.
Farmer leader Balbeer Singh Rajewal said from Singhu that the committee was a method of "distracting" farmers from the protest.
At least four farmers at the protest site have killed themselves, and several others have died from ailments and the harsh winter cold.
While many sections of the industry and key stakeholders in the agri trade reckon that the farm laws are progressive and "visionary", and a definitive step towards realising the government's mission of doubling farmer incomes by 2022, most farmers are concerned that it would lead to increased corporatisation of Indian agriculture.
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In a detailed hearing, which lasted close to two hours, on Monday, Chief Justice Bobde repeatedly questioned the Centre's counsel - Attorney General K.K. Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta - why are they insisting on the implementation of the law.
The committee consists of Bhupinder Singh Mann, National President, Bhartiya Kisan Union and All India Kisan Coordination Committee; Parmod Kumar Joshi, agricultural economist, Director for South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute; Ashok Gulati, agricultural economist and former chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices; and Anil Ghanwat, President, Shetkari Sanghatana.
The court also constituted a four-member committee to listen to farmers' grievances and the government's views on the contentious laws but protesting farmers groups rejected the mediation.
India's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered an indefinite stay on the implementation of new agricultural laws that have triggered widespread protest from farmers, saying it wanted to protect farmers and would hear their objections. It said that if the Centre doesn't put it on hold then the court will do it. He also termed the demand for repeal of laws as "bizarre" and asserted that non-farm organisations and intellectuals who were supporting the farmers should realise that the demands were unworthy of them.
"We welcome the court's order to stay the implementation of the farm laws, but we want a complete repeal of these laws", said Abhimanyu Kohar, a senior leader of the Morcha.