2020 Indian Farmers Protest Live Update: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has written an open letter to farmers over the new farm laws on Thursday, saying that “misunderstanding has been created among some farmers’ unions regarding these laws”.
Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the state assembly has rejected all three farm laws and has appealed the Central government that it should take back the “black laws”. “More than 20 farmers have died during 20 days of protest. On average, one farmer is getting martyred daily in this movement,” he said while speaking to reporters. Earlier, his government had notified one of three laws at the Centre of massive protest.
To break the deadlock, the Supreme Court has offered to form a panel comprising experts, members from famers organisations, and representatives from the Centre. Today, the bench bench headed by Chief Justice of India while hearing pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the three farms laws said that it will not decide the validity of the laws as of now. “The first and the only thing we will decide today is regarding the farmers’ protest and the fundamental right of citizens to move. The question of the validity of laws can wait,” he said.