The Supreme Court will hear a petition today demanding the immediate removal of protesting farmers from Delhi’s borders on Monday. Apart from this, many petitions challenging the agricultural laws will also be heard.
Meanwhile, there is a deadlock between the government and the farmers. The eighth round of talks between the Center and farmer organizations on 7 January was also fruitless. The government refused to repeal the disputed laws and the farmer leaders said that they would fight till their last breath and that their ‘homecoming’ would only happen when the ‘return of the law’ would take place.
The petitions will be heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde. Today’s hearing is considered important, because the next meeting between the Center and farmer leaders is to be held on January 15.
During the last hearing, the apex court had said that it did not see any talk on the ground about the farmers’ agitation, but the Center had told the court that a “healthy discussion” was going on between the government and organizations on all issues and There is a good possibility for both sides to come to some conclusion in near future. After this, the court postponed the next hearing till January 11 and said that we understand the situation and encourage dialogue.
After the eighth round of talks, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had said that no result came because the farmer leaders did not put forward any other method other than their demand to repeal the laws.
On Saturday, the Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA), a farmers’ association, moved the apex court in support of the three laws. He said that the law is in the interest of farmers, will increase the income of farmers and will be beneficial for agriculture.