Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 farm laws, forms 4-member committee

Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 farm laws, forms 4-member committee

The Supreme Court has put on hold the implementation of the three farm laws and set up a committee to look into farmers' grievances.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the four-member committee will take over negotiations to resolve issues of farmers protesting at Delhi borders for over 40 days.

The four members of the committee are Bhupender Singh Mann of BKU, Anil Ghanwant of Sethkari Santhan, agricultural scientist Ashok Gulati and Pramod K Joshi of the International Food Policy Research Institute.

"We are staying three farm laws until further orders," Chief Justice SA Bobde said on Tuesday.

Hundreds of agitating farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping on Delhi's borders since November 26.

Eight rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions have failed to end the deadlock with the Centre on Monday ruling out repealing the contentious laws while the farmer leaders said their 'ghar waapsi will happen only after law waapsi'.