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Farmers Union Moves SC Against Farm Laws

BKU( Bharatiya Kisan Union) leader has moved to the SC for repealing of the farms law where six petitions are already filed against the three farm laws

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The Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Bhanu Pratap Singh has moved to the Supreme Court challenging the three farm laws calling it “unconstitutional ” and “Anti- Farmer”. 

Already six petitions have been challenged in the apex court with an ongoing protest happening for more than two weeks. The Singh's writ petition has also challenged the same three laws that were passed by the Parliament in September.

The petitions filed in the SC alters the basic structure difference between the Centre and the state as agriculture is a state subject. PIL is already pending against the Supreme Court filed by the Rajya Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu.

Senior lawyer AP Singh, who will represent the BKU leader in court said,” The petition was filed on Wednesday. We will file another petition for an early hearing”  .The protest further adds to BJP office Gherao and blocking of all railway tracks with 700 tractors and trollers rolling into the Delhi capital. This protest will further block the Delhi-Agra and Delhi Jaipur highways on December 14th.

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said ”Government is open to any round of talks between the Centre and the Farmers ”.He further said a big statement that “the government is ready for changes in agricultural laws, and also appealed to the farmers to end the movement”.

The 16th day of agitation continuing across the borders of the national capital. Farmers claim” The centers' decision being arbitrary with no discussion done before executing the farms' laws”. When the Centre is very clear not rolling back its decision the farmers fear that if the law comes into force it will spell disaster by opening up parallel markets in agriculture. The plea states that the farm laws will pave way for cartelization and commercialization of agriculture. It will make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed. Protesting in various locations and agitating in the various Delhi borders farmers are still adamant to repeal the farm laws and waiting for the apex court's decision likely to happen on the third week of December.

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