New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday proposed the formation of a committee comprising representatives of farmers and the government. The court noted that the government’s negotiations with farmers on the controversial farm laws “will not work and are bound to fail again”
“This will soon become a national issue and will have to solve through negotiations,” Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said as the top court heard petitions on the farmer protests.
Protesting farmers blocked the Chilla border between Delhi and Noida on Wednesday morning. The police tightened security arrangements, putting up barricades and deploying additional security personnel.
Bharatiya Kisan Union President Jagjit Singh Dallewala has reiterated that the farmers’ unions will make the government repeal the three agricultural laws. The farmers’ agitation near Delhi entered the 21st day on Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at key entry points to Delhi.