New Delhi, October 27
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to the government to implement the recently enacted farm laws, saying it can’t issue such a general direction.
“You can’t ask for a general direction to implement a law,” a Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, said while rejecting Hindu Dharma Parishad’s PIL that had also demanded banning all protests against the three farm laws.
The Supreme Court had on October 12 issued a notice to the Centre on petitions challenging the validity of the farm laws that triggered protests in various parts of the country, particularly Punjab.
It had the Centre to respond in six weeks to the petitions filed by the Chhattisgarh Kisan Congress and others. The petitioners include, Congress MP from Trissur in Kerala TN Prathapan, DMK MP Tiruchi Siva, RJD MP Manoj Jha and Bhartiya Kisan Party.
In its petition filed on October 5, the Bhartiya Kisan Party contended that the new farm laws violated the basic features of the Constitution. — TNS