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Supreme Court to hear batch of petitions against three ‘farm laws’ on January 11


The farmers’ protest in India has been revolutionary to the degree of capturing the entire country’s attention. In the midst of it, the Supreme Court has decided to hear all petitions challenging the constitutionality of the three new farm laws on 11th January 2021.

Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde said, “We are given to understand that there is no improvement on the ground with respect to farmers’ protest. We had wanted to encourage talks.”

The Centre informed the court that the talks with the farmers are underway, positive and that there are “chances of some sort of understanding between the two parties.” There was a pause when the Centre and the farmers could not get onto the same page in seven round of discussions. Representatives of both sides plan to meet on 8th January 2021 to continue their talks. The farmers have threatened to organize a rally on 26th January 2021, Republic Day, if their demands are not met.


Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav said that a tractor march will be held at four Delhi borders on 7th January 2021 for the farmers to fight for their demands which are repealing the laws and giving legal guarantee for the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system. The leader said that the march was a “trailer” for what is yet to come.

Meanwhile, BJP leaders from Punjab, who were seen with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in Delhi on 5th January 2021, stated that the issue will be solved very soon. “PM Modi knows a lot… all will be resolved and something good will happen. I cannot disclose what transpired in the meeting but something good will happen… when something is being conceived there are fears that it might get miscarriage,” said the BJP leaders after the meeting.

The Centre added that the filling of submissions in the Supreme Court will foreclose the negotiation going on between the government and farmers.


CJI Bobde said, “Will consider adjourning the case on 11th January 2021, if informed that negotiations are still underway.”