India Supreme Court may stay Centre’s farm laws today

Indian Supreme Court on Monday hinted at a possible stay on the Centre’s new farm laws. A bench, headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, indicated during the hearing on Monday that it may pass orders in parts on the issues concerning farm laws and farmers’ protest. The bench was hearing a clutch of pleas challenging the new farm laws as well as the ones raising issues of citizens’ right to move freely during the ongoing farmers’ stir.

The top court pulled up the Centre for its handling of the farmers’ protest against the farm laws saying it is “extremely disappointed” with the way negotiations between them were going.

The court indicated amply that it may go to the extent of staying the implementation of the contentious farm laws and refused to grand extra time to the Centre to explore the possibility of amicable solution saying it has already granted the government a “long rope”.

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