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Farm bills will lead to unfair agreements that put traders at an advantage: Dushyant Dave, senior advocate at SC

Updated : December 02, 2020 19:34:38 IST

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president and senior advocate Dushyant Dave on Wednesday said that farm bills will lead to unfair agreements that put traders at an advantage.

He said, "I don’t foresee judicial intervention anytime soon. One feels little disappointed as it is a great court, it has a great duty, it has great responsibility, and a quick inquiry would have been a welcome step on the part of the Supreme Court."

"In a country where almost every second farmer is illiterate or is a marginal or a small farmer, it is impossible for him to arrive at an agreement in writing which is going to be fair and just to him. The trader is a very powerful institution, an average trader who may enter into an agreement with the farmer and these traders really can force the farmers to enter into the agreement because of the circumstances, because of the prevailing situation. These agreements will be one-sided and the price which is agreed is not going to be a fair price," Dave said

Also, Kiran Vissa, member, a national working group at All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee said, "It is not a question of finding middle ground. First of all, the government should realise that the farmers have come all this way to protest not because they did not understand the laws, not because they need to be taught that these laws are actually for their benefit and not to their detriment. Farmers have a very strong and good analysis of the law. Repeal of the laws is what as farms organisations are demanding."

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