SC says it may put farm laws on hold, won’t let govt ‘buy more time’

The Supreme Court on Monday told the government it could put on hold three farm laws as a committee studies them as a measure to solve a weeks-long protests by farmers at Delhi’s outskirts.

The court refused to give the government more time for a solution, criticising the handling of the protests and its eight meetings with farmers. “We have given you long rope, Mr Attorney General, please don’t lecture us on patience,” said a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, according to news agency PTI.

Sources said the government would now wait for the court’s judgement expected in a day or two. “We will wait for the Court’s final order but if it wants we can suggest some names while the protesting farmers can suggest some names from their sides and if both sides agree then the panel can be formed

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