India's Supreme Court suspends contentious farm laws
New Delhi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Indian farmers on Tuesday welcomed the suspension of the implementation of three new agriculture laws by the Supreme Court, but warned that their protests will continue until they are revoked.
The Supreme Court suspended the enforcement of three controversial farm laws and set up a four-expert committee to resolve the deadlock in the talks between the Government and the farmers' unions, the Press Trust of India reported.
Sankyukt Kisan Morcha, a coalition of 41 farmer unions, have been clogging the main entry points into New Delhi to demand the revocation of the aforementioned reforms, which they consider unfavorable for the sector.
Promulgated in September 2020, the three farm laws are projected by the Executive as important reforms for agriculture.
So far, eight rounds of talks between members of the Cabinet and representatives of the farmers' unions have achieved almost no results.
Farmers claim that the new laws threaten India's food sovereignty and weaken the mechanism by which the Government purchases its products.
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