WATCH INTERVIEW: Bewildered at SC’s order to impose stay, form committee, says Senior Advocate Dinesh Dwivedi

He questioned the inclusion of Ashok Gulati, and the three other members, in the committee, pointing out that they had all supported the govt’s move of enacting the new farm laws

Dinesh Dwivedi, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court
Dinesh Dwivedi, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court
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Dinesh Dwivedi, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court, has said he is ‘bewildered’ at the Supreme Court’s order pronounced on Tuesday in which it imposed a stay on the implementation of the farm laws till further orders and formed a committee to hear stakeholders and submit a report to the court.

“The court should have proceeded with the hearing of the case,” he said

He said that the Supreme Court is supposed to decide a legal dispute legally and constitutionally. He added that he was surprised that till Monday, the court wanted to solve the issue amicably but is now ‘forcing the farmers to listen to the committee’.

Asked about his opinion on the three farm laws, he categorically said they were illegal.

Dwivedi also questioned the inclusion of Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, in the committee.

“Gulati complimented the Central government for enacting the new farm laws. He believes these are much needed reforms in the country’s agri-marketing system,” Dwivedi said.

Interestingly, all the other three members of the committee have also expressed support for the new farm laws in various forums.

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Published: 12 Jan 2021, 8:00 PM
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