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Farmers’ union for new members in panel on agri laws

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New Delhi, Jan 16: A farmers’ union requested the SC Saturday to remove the remaining three members of the committee it had set up to resolve the impasse over the three contentious farm laws

 The union asked to select people who can do the job “on the basis of mutual harmony” The Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti said the principle of natural justice is going to be vio-lated as those appointed to the four-member committee

 “have al-ready supported these laws.” In an affidavit, it also sought dismissal of a plea of the Central government, filed though the Delhi Police, seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor march or any other kind of protest by farmers which seeks to disrupt the gathering and celebrations of Republic Day January 26. 

A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde had agreed to hear January 18 the Centre’s application against the proposed tractor march. The Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti is one of the 40-odd farmer unions spearheading the agitation on various border points of Delhi for about 50 days now, demanding repeal of the farm laws. In an

 “extraordinary” interim ordet the top court had stayed the implementation of the new farm laws till further orders and had con-stituted the four-member com-mittee to listen to the grievances—and make recommendations to resolve the impasse. 

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