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BKU (Lok Shakti) moves SC challenging agricultural laws, seeks implementation in pending matter | India News


NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Kisan (Lok Shakti) Union has proposed to the Supreme Court to challenge the three new agricultural laws, against which several farmers unions are organizing protests at various border points in Delhi, and sought implementation in the pending matter in the High Court.
In a request that seeks to be implemented in the pending petition, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lok Shakti) has stated that the new agricultural laws “promote business interest” and do not care about the “interest of farmers”.
The allegation, presented through attorney AP Singh, alleged that these acts are “unconstitutional” and anti-farmers since they would “dismantle the Agricultural Products Market Committee (APMC) system designed to guarantee fair prices for agricultural products.”
“The implementation of the laws in their current form will spell disaster for the farming community by opening up a parallel market that is unregulated and gives enough room for the exploitation of Indian farmers,” the application says.
He affirmed that farmers are “very scared that these acts will also lead to the corporatization of the entire agricultural market and prices may go up or down by companies.”
While listening to the matter related to the farmers ‘protest, a court headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde had said on December 17 that the farmers’ agitation should be allowed to continue “unimpeded” and that the court superior will not interfere with it as the right to protest is a fundamental right.
Several farmers’ unions, including the BKU, have been implemented as defendants in the pending matter in the high court.
Some of the petitions filed in the supreme court have sought instructions from authorities to remove protesting farmers at various border points in Delhi, saying travelers are facing difficulties due to road blockades and that the gatherings could lead to a surge. in the number of COVID-19. cases.
While recognizing farmers ‘right to non-violent protest, the high court had observed last week that farmers’ right to protest should not infringe on the fundamental rights of others to move freely and to obtain food and other essential supplies, since the right to protest cannot mean blocking the entire city.
“We clarify that this court will not interfere with the protest in question. In fact, the right to protest is part of a fundamental right and, in fact, it can be exercised subject to public order, ”the court had said on December 17 while listening to a series of allegations on the subject.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had said on Wednesday that the government will continue reforms in the agricultural sector, as they are still pending in many areas.
Tomar had reiterated his hope that protesting farmers would soon come forward to resume their dialogue with the Center to resolve their concerns about the three new laws.
The protesting farmers’ unions had asked the government on Wednesday to come up with a new concrete proposal for the resumption of the talks.

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