Gained’t be a part of courtroom committee: Unions

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 11

Farm unions today said they would not be part of any panel the Supreme Court might form to attempt resolution of the ongoing deadlock over farm laws.

After a meeting with their lawyers, the unions said they were “unanimous in their decision that the laws must be repealed forthwith”.

“While all organisations welcome the SC suggestion to stay the implementation of farm laws, they are collectively and individually not willing to participate in any proceedings before the SC-appointed committee,” the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha said in a statement.

The farm leaders thanked the court for understanding their problem and speaking comforting words during the hearing, but said the SC could not play mediator in a policy matter. “Our lawyers told the SC that they had no instructions to agree for a committee without consulting us. So we met our lawyers and after deliberation on pros and cons of the suggestions about the committee, we told them that we are not ready to go before any committee that may be appointed by the SC,” said union leader Darshan Pal.

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