SC Seeks Reply of Centre in Plea challenging the New Farmer Laws

Today, the Supreme Court has issued notices to the Central Government in three writ petitions challenging the new farmer laws that were passed by the parliament recently

Hon’ble Supreme Court directed the Attorney General to file his reply within six weeks.

At the outset, the Supreme Court opined that there was no cause of action in the petition. However, the Court seemed to agree with the argument of the petitioner that in essence, central laws has repealed the laws on the Mandi system. 

When the Court asked the petitioners to approach the High Court, the counsel replied that if other High Courts passed conflicting judgements, then it will give rise to more problems.

The petition was filed challenging three new farms laws namely Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020; the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Act and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act.

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