The Supreme Court on Monday questioned farmers about the continuance of their protest despite it having stayed the farm laws. “There is nothing to be implemented. What are the farmers protesting about? No one other than the court can decide validity of the farm laws,” Supreme Court said.
It further said that challenging the validity of the three farm laws and protesting in streets cannot go on simultaneously. “When farmers are in court challenging the laws, why protest on streets?” said SC.
Previously, Supreme Court bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar criticized a group of farmers that arranged sit-in protest on highways in the National capital. Khanwilkaar said “You have strangulated Delhi by holding sit-in protests on highways. Even blocked movement of armed forces and jeered them. Now you want to come inside the city and create chaos?”.
Earlier, the Kisan Mahapanchayat was denied permission to hold satyagraha at Jantar Mantar by the Delhi Police and the top court. In response to the plea, the Supreme Court said “What is the point of doing satyagraha. You have approached the court. Have trust in court. Once you have approached the court, what is the point of protest? Are you protesting against the judicial system? Have faith in the system,”.
Why further agitation can be harmful for the country?
The farmers’ protest can hurt the economic recovery of India and disrupt the supply chain.
India’s economy is finally starting to recover from the nasty blow of the pandemic. But, the farmers agitation can slow down the process. Industries and businesses related to agriculture have been drastically disturbed by the ongoing protest. Moreover, the supply chain disruption is leading to an increase in the retail prices of fruits and vegetables.\
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