LIVE updates: SC issues notice to farmers for Republic Day tractor rally


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Farmers during their ongoing agitation against new farm laws, at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi | PTI photo


Farmers’ protest LIVE updates day 49: The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of the three farm laws and has decided to set up a committee to facilitate talks between the central government and farmer unions, in order to to resolve the impasse. A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, said that it was concerned about solving the problem.

The apex court also issued notice to the farm leaders on plea to stop the tractor rally during Republic Day parade.


Farmer leaders welcomed the Supreme Court’s order to stay the implementation of three farm laws on Tuesday, but said they would not call off their protest until the legislations are repealed. The Sankyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of around 40 protesting farmer unions, has called a meeting later in the day to decide the next course of action.


The eighth round of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions on January 7 headed nowhere as the Centre ruled out repealing the contentious laws, while the farmers’ leaders said they are ready to fight till death and their ‘ghar waapsi’ will happen only after ‘law waapsi’.

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