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Revocation of Three Farm Laws in Process: PM Narendra Modi

The Central Government has eventually decided to repeal the three farm laws, and its procedure is already in motion. PM Narendra Modi acknowledged that he has always worked for the benefit of farmers. The Tripura High Court Chief Justice commented on PM Modi’s decision saying, “True statesmanship; if something is unpopular, take it back.” 

By: Hemani Khadai

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020, Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and Amendment to Essential Commodities Act have all been challenged in the Hon’ble Supreme Court multiple times.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court suspended the execution of Farm Laws on January 12, 2021. The Court also ordered the creation of a committee to hear from all parties and stakeholders and provide a report to the Court. In March, the Committee delivered its report to the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

Aside from petitions contesting laws, the Hon’ble Supreme Court also received numerous petitions from both, i.e., “Farmers” who were blocking roads outside of Delhi and “the Citizens” whose commute to the national capital was disrupted by the roadblock. 

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Western Uttar Pradesh have been protesting for more than a year, and it appears that the Central government has decided to remove the three unpopular Farm Laws.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the intention to repeal the controversial agriculture regulations on the occasion of Sri Guru Nanak Dev’s Parkash Purab.

According to the Prime Minister, the central government has chosen to abolish the three Farm Laws, and the process has already begun. He added that the procedure would be finished during the parliament’s winter session, which starts at the end of this month.

Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty made some intriguing remarks during a hearing before the Tripura High Court in a case involving communal violence in the state. He was speaking about the central government’s decision to repeal the contentious Farm Laws.

The Bench, which included Justice S Talapatra, convened shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government’s decision to overturn the Farm Laws.

Chief Justice Mahanty said, “I am not praising Mr. Modi, but I am just saying this is true statesmanship. If something is unpopular, you take it back. Have you ever heard any PM say that he is apologizing? ” 

He also stated that anyone in a position of power must be willing to accept both praise and criticism as a result of holding public office.

It was added that “If you are in authority, you have to take it both, that is the consequence of holding this chair. We have to be open for criticism and adverse comments. We cannot say that we will not accept criticism, we are holding a public office.”

The Tripura High Court Chief Justice commented on PM Modi’s decision saying, “True statesmanship; if something is unpopular, take it back”.  

In his speech, Prime Minister Modi stated that his government has always worked for the benefit of farmers, particularly small farmers and that he intends to continue doing so.

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