In a major decision, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of all three farm laws and also formed a committee comprising mostly agriculturists to hear the grievances of the farmer unions against the laws.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde said, "We are going to suspend the implementation of the three farm laws until further orders."
The Chief Justice mentioned the names of agriculture economist Ashok Gulati, Dr. Pramod Kumar Joshi, Anil Dhanawat and B.S. Mann to be on the committee to hear the farmers' issues regarding the laws.
The top court also issued notice on the Delhi Police application seeking to stop farmers from entering the national capital to hold a tractor rally on the Republic Day.
SC extremely disappointed with centre
On Monday, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde heard a bunch of pleas challenging the Centre's new farm laws, besides those related to the ones raising issues of citizens' right to move freely during the ongoing farmers' stir.
The Supreme Court pulled up the Centre for its handling of the farmers' protest and said it is "extremely disappointed" with the way negotiations between them were going. The court also proposed setting up a committee headed by a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) to find ways to resolve the impasse.