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Farm laws impasse: SC puts farm laws on hold, forms an expert panel, experts weigh in

Updated : January 12, 2021 05:41 PM IST

The farmer protest continues to remain in top focus. The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended the implementation of the three farm laws until further notice. But the Chief Justice has said the suspension is not indefinite and that the protesting farmer unions should go before a proposed committee and seek a solution.

In fact, the Supreme Court has set up a four-member committee that will comprise of Bhupinder Singh Mann of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Anil Ghanwat of Shetkari Sanghatana, Pramod Kumar Joshi from the International Food Policy Research Institute and Agricultural Economist Ashok Gulati. It is important to note that all the members on the committee have been supportive of the government's farm laws.

The hearing comes as the farmers' stir enters its 48th day, with protestors continuing to camp at the borders of Delhi.

Devinder Sharma, Food Policy Analyst, Siraj Hussain, Former Agricultural Secretary, Dushyant Dave, Senior Supreme Court Advocate and Rajinder Singh DS, VP, Kirti Kisan Union shared their views and outlook. Dave is one of the lawyers representing the farmers grouping comprising 400 unions.

For entire discussion, watch the video
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