The Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of three farm laws and set up a four-member committee that will scrutinize them.
The court further clarified that the suspension of the implementation of the three laws is not indefinite, and that "the court will take a final call on the farm laws only after it examines the committee's report, seems to suit the government which is resisting the farmers’ demand for repeal of the laws but is agreeable to making amendments."
The farmers have touted these three laws as having an "anti-farmer" stance, and unions have reiterated that they will not take part in the court-ordered committee process, saying that "all the members of this committee are pro-govt and had been justifying the laws of the government. They added that they would not call off their protest until the newly enacted legislations are repealed", as reports Deccan Chronicle.
The court said: "The representatives of all the farmers’ bodies, whether they are holding a protest or not and whether they support or oppose the laws, shall participate in the deliberations of the committee and put forth their view points”, the court said, making it obligatory for protesting farmers to appear before the expert committee.