‘Won’t leave borders,’ BKU chief Rakesh Tikait said after SC suspended farm laws

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As the Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of agricultural laws until further notice, Bharatiya Kisan union leader Rakesh Tikait said farmers will not return until the government withdraws the laws. .

On the court’s decision, Tikait said the unions will review the court order to decide on the action’s further action and issue a statement after holding a meeting with the central committee and the legal team.

Tikait also said the tractor rally will continue according to plan on January 26 and farmers will not leave the borders.

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The remarks came moments after the Supreme Court suspended implementation of the laws and formed a four-member committee to listen to farmers’ grievances and resolve the issue.

“The implementation of the three laws has been suspended until further notice,” said Chief Justice of India SA Bobde. A bench of three judges, led by the CJI, heard a batch of petitions, including those tabled by the deputy DMK Tiruchi Siva, the deputy RJD Manoj K Jha, concerning the constitutional validity of three agricultural laws, adopted by the central government , and advocacy to disperse protesting farmers.

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“We are forming a committee to get a clearer picture. We don’t want to hear arguments that farmers won’t show up to the committee. We are looking to solve the problem. If you (the farmers) want to agitate indefinitely, you can do it, ”CJI Bobde said.

“We are concerned about the validity of the laws and also about the protection of the life and property of citizens affected by the protests. We are trying to solve the problem in accordance with the powers at our disposal. One of the powers we have is to suspend the legislation and form a committee, ”he said.

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“This committee will be for us. All those who are supposed to solve the problem will go to this committee. It will not issue an order or punish you, it will only submit a report to us … The committee is part of the procedure. judicial process in this case. We plan to suspend the laws but not indefinitely, “he added.

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