New Delhi: "The Court has already has said it is the democratic right of these farmers and these citizens by coming to Delhi peacefully- which they are doing. Therefore, the court has no business in going further on what farmers raise," Kavitha Kuruganti, All India Sangarsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) member has said after the Union Government said that let the Supreme Court review the validity of the contentious laws.
According to Frontline, the member Hannan Mollah has said that the onus to repeal the laws lay with the government and not the courts.
In the eighth round of talks held on Friday, as the farmers insisted that there was no question of retreating from the protesting sites without repealing of the laws, the government had elusively said that farmers should implead themselves in the petitions on the laws in the Supreme Court.
Kavita Kurugranti said that it was indeed a sad day for Indian democracy that in the middle of talks when an elected government which has been cheating the farmers says that the matter should be resolved through the Supreme Court. She said that whatever the SC might order they were not going to leave the Delhi borders until they secure repeal of the laws and the discussion on MSP moves further.
The farmers protest has ended day 45 as the government has refused to repeal the laws despite the mounting pressure from people inside and outside the country alike.
In the latest development, the Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi has convened a special meeting of its leaders on Saturday to chalk out plans on modalities to support the protest, Deccan Herald reported.
Meanwhile, over a hundred British parliament members have wrote to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take up the issue with his Indian counterpart.
In Punjab, the protest has intensified further as it reached 111st day.
Ex-Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal faced the wrath of the protesting farmers as they showed him black flags at Sultanpur Lodhi on Friday.
The former NDA ally had accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of becoming "a puppet of BJP-led Centre" and of suppressing voices against the farm laws.
Badal alleged that the Centre is compelling him to register severe cases against protesting voices and are hauling up them up for punishment.
However, Amarinder Singh denied the charges and said that he had only asked the intelligence unit to brief him regularly on the protests to avoid others infiltrating the protesters.