Hearing the petition filed in the Supreme Court regarding the farmers’ movement, Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde. The bench headed by Bobde said that protesting is a fundamental right of the farmers. The Supreme Court said that the court will not interfere in protest.
However, Justice Bobde said that the method of protest can be seen. Justice Bobde said that the common people should not be hurt by the protests. Justice Bobde said, “Protesting against the agricultural law is the fundamental right of the farmers and it cannot be stopped.” It can be seen that there is no harm to anyone’s life. As long as the protest is peaceful and without causing any property damage, it is constitutional. “
“If the aim of the protest is to be achieved, then dialogue will have to be started. The police should ensure that force does not use force in peaceful protests.”
However Hundreds of women, including widows of farmers who allegedly committed suicide, joined the protests against the new agricultural laws of the Modi government on Wednesday, according to news agency Reuters. These women say that because of these new laws, their livelihoods are in danger.
Farmers have been protesting for nearly a month over the laws enacted in September. There is talk of making the agriculture sector deregulated in these laws and it allows the farmers to sell their crop to the buyers apart from the government wholesale markets.
Small farmers fear that this will end the guarantee of minimum prices for their crops, and they will have to be kind to big retailers.
Under the reforms made in three laws, the rules for sale, price and storage of agricultural produce have been relaxed.
Prime Minister Modi tried to assure the farmers that the changes would create new possibilities for them, but very few believed their words. Several rounds of talks between the farmers union leaders and the government have failed.
“We will continue the protest,” says Gurbaksh Singh, a farmer of a farmers union present at a demonstration site. Singh says that dozens of buses and tractors are being arranged to bring more women from Punjab, which remained the center of the movement.