NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre on petitions challenging the three farm laws passed by the Parliament seeking response from the Centre within four weeks.
The SC notice was issued to the Centre on a petition filed by Chhattishgarh Kisan congress leader Rakesh Vaishnav.
The SC, however, refused to entertain a PIL by advocate M L Sharma challenging the validity of farm laws.
The three laws — Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020 — took effect from September 27 after President Ram Nath Kovid’s assent.
The petitions alleged that the three farm laws passed by Parliament would dismantle the Agricultural Produce Market Committees system intended to ensure fair prices for farm products.
(With inputs from agencies)