Put farm laws on hold or we will do it: Supreme Court

We don't want blood on our hands, the court said.

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre whether it would put a hold on the three controversial farm laws that have led to massive protests near Delhi. “Tell us whether you will put the laws on hold or else we will do it,” the court said during a hearing on petitions challenging the laws.

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said: “Each one of us will be responsible if anything goes wrong. We don’t want any injuries or blood on our hands.”

With the Centre asking for more time as discussions and negotiations were on, Justice Bobde said: “We don’t see you are dealing with this issue effectively”. The Supreme Court said that after the implementation of the laws was stayed, the protest could continue, “but decide whether you want to carry on the protest on the same site or move to other”. The court said that the situation has gone worse and people have committed suicide, and old and the women were part of the agitation in the cold weather.

The court asked the government to form a committee. The next meeting will be held on Friday.

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