Today, the Supreme Court will hear on the farmers movement and the law of agriculture.

As the deadlock in the government’s dialogue with the protesting farmers’ organizations continues, the Supreme Court will hear a series of petitions challenging the new agricultural laws and demonstrations of farmers running along the Delhi border.

Even in the eighth round of talks between the Center and farmer organizations on January 7, no solution appeared as the Center refused to repeal the controversial law, while farmer leaders said they were ready to fight till the last breath. And his ‘homecoming’ will only happen after ‘law return’.

The hearing to be held on Monday by a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde is important as the next meeting between the Center and farmer leaders is scheduled on 15 January. The apex court was told by the Central Government on a previous date that between it and the farmer organizations There is a ‘healthy discussion’ on all the issues and there is a possibility that both sides will reach a solution in the near future.

The court had then assured the government that it would not hear on January 11 if it would tell her that a solution through negotiation is possible. The court had said that we understand the situation and promote discussion. We can adjourn the case on Monday (January 11) if you request it because of the ongoing negotiation process.

After the eighth round of talks, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that no conclusion could be reached as the farmer leaders suggested no alternative to their demand to repeal the law. The Consortium of Indian Farmers ‘Association (CIFA), a farmers’ association, moved the Supreme Court endorsing all three agricultural laws and requested to be made parties in the case.

He said that laws are ‘beneficial’ for farmers and will lead to growth and development in agriculture. The Supreme Court had earlier issued notices to the Central Government on several petitions filed regarding the three disputed agricultural laws and sought its response.

Important day of Monday
Monday may prove to be very important for the ongoing farmer movement against agricultural laws. Both the government and the farmers’ organizations are eyeing the Supreme Court’s stand. Both sides will formulate a future strategy in line with the Supreme Court’s stand on the matter. The eight rounds of negotiations between the two sides in this case have been fruitless.

Significantly, in the hearing held till now, the Supreme Court had emphasized the discussion to settle the dispute. Last week, the Supreme Court had expressed concern over the threat of Corona sects due to agitation. Information was sought from the government to complete the Corona Protocol during the movement.

In the eighth round of talks that followed, farmers organizations remained adamant on the demand for withdrawal of laws and legal guarantee on the minimum support price. Whereas, the government made it clear that instead of withdrawing the law, it would discuss the provisions to which the farmers’ organizations have objected.

Government Preparation:
The government has made extensive preparations for Monday’s hearing. During the hearing, the government will argue that the farmers’ organizations are not willing to find a solution through negotiations. During this time, the government will also argue that farmers’ organizations have been called for repeated talks on its behalf. The government will also name such organizations which are in support of these laws.

It will be said from the government that opposition to the law is limited to some states and some farmer organizations in the country. The government will also tell that it has also proposed to amend the 21 provisions of the three laws on its behalf to the farmers’ organizations. Government strategists are hopeful that this hearing can find a middle ground to end the dispute.

Farmers organizations also hope:
Farmer organizations have also raised a lot of expectations from this hearing. In fact, in the initial round of hearing, the apex court had suggested a temporary stay on the implementation of the three laws while the negotiations were going on. Farmers’ organizations feel that the dispute can be resolved by negotiation after a temporary moratorium on laws. In such a situation, the government will be able to withdraw most of the controversial provisions and develop a better model of crop procurement on the MSP itself.

Chilla, Ghazipur, Tikri and Dhansa borders closed:
In view of the demonstrations, the shout and Ghazipur border has been closed for those coming to Delhi from Noida and Ghaziabad. The Delhi Traffic Police issued this advisory on Sunday. People coming to Delhi from Anand Vihar, DND Flyway, Bhopra and Loni Border have been instructed to take alternative route. Along with this, Tikri and Dhansa border have also been closed for movement. At the same time, Jhatikara border has been opened for light vehicles and two-wheelers and pedestrians. In Haryana, Singhu, Auchhandi, Piau Maniyari, Saboli and Mangesh Border are closed as before.

15 January talks will be held in a new environment:
After the hearing of the Supreme Court, the stand of the apex court regarding these laws and agitation will come to the fore. For this reason, the talks to be held on January 15 will be held in a new environment. Which side will be soft in the talks will also be clear from the stand of the top court.

Congress will surround the Raj Bhavan in the whole country:
The Congress has decided to stage a sit-in outside the Raj Bhavan across the country on January 15 against agricultural laws. Congress leaders said that Congress workers would surround the Raj Bhavan of every state.

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