Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a major announcement on Friday morning, saying that the central government will take steps to remove three problematic farm laws.
“Three farm legislation have been agreed to be repealed. In the upcoming Parliament session, we will complete the constitutional process to abolish the statute “In a special address to the nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti, Prime Minister Modi said:
The Prime Minister stated that, despite the fact that the laws were enacted for the benefit of farmers, the government was unable to persuade them, and that a part of the population was opposed to them.
“We did our best to explain everything to the farmers. We were even willing to change or suspend the laws. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court. We haven’t been able to adequately communicate our situation to our farmers. This is not the time to point fingers. I’d like to inform you that the farm laws have been reinstated. The agriculture laws are being repealed “, declared the Prime Minister.
Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020; and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 – all of which were enacted by Parliament in September 2020 – have been fiercely opposed by a number of farmers organisations. Since the passage of these regulations, several farmer groups around the country have held widespread protests and agitations, demanding that they be repealed.
The Supreme Court postponed the execution of these legislation until further decisions were issued in January 2021, in order to permit a dialogue process between the Centre and the protesting parties. A committee was also formed by the Supreme Court to hold the negotiations. Farmers’ union leaders, on the other hand, boycotted the committee.
Farmers’ main complaint is that the regulations will result in the dismantling of state-run Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees, as well as the disruption of the Minimum Support Price mechanism. Farmers who are protesting the laws are concerned that they will open the door to corporate abuse. A slew of challenges have been filed in the Supreme Court contesting the legality of these farm legislation, as well as the Parliament’s authority to implement them.
Vehicles in the convoy of Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister and BJP MP Ajay Mishra, allegedly slammed into a gathering of farmers who were holding a dharna against the legislation in the recent Lakhmipur Kheri violence incident in Uttar Pradesh.
According to a news storey from October 2021, about 600 people died as a result of the year-long demonstrations. As part of the protests, the demonstrators staged a tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day, which resulted in violent events in the national capital and the Red For.