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Centre files additional affidavit in SC concerning farm laws

  • The Supreme Court has been told by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare that the Farm Laws assaulted before the Supreme Court are the product of two decades of deliberation and that it is important to clear up "wrong perception created by non-farmer elements" about the laws.

  • The affidavit submitted by the Central Government said that the laws were not hurriedly framed and that the nation's farmers were satisfied with the laws. The affidavit states the three following points:

  1. The legislations are not hurriedly made but is a result of two decades of deliberations;

  2. The farmers of the nation are happy as they are given an additional option over and above the existing and, therefore, no vested right is taken away.

  3. The Central Government has done its best to engage with the farmers to remove any misapprehensions or misgivings in the minds of the farmers and no efforts have been found lacking.

  • The affidavit argues that owing to the "apprehensions, misgivings and misconceptions created by some vested interest people" some of the farmers were agitating against the rules.

  • The affidavit was filed by the Centre shortly after a three-judge bench headed by SA Bobde, Chief Justice of India, expressed its desire on Monday morning to stay the service of the three Farm Acts and entrust a committee formed by the highest court to find an amicable solution to the dispute.