New Delhi, January 12
Stating that they will not appear before the Supreme Court-appointed committee, farmers’ unions have claimed that members of the said panel are pro-government.
“Members of SC panel are not dependable as they have been writing on how agriculture laws are pro-farmer,” Farmer unions added.
Supreme Court can repeal the farm laws suo motu, they told a press conference.
“We never demanded from SC to form a committee, the government is behind all this,” said farmer leader Balbeer Singh Rajewal on the panel formed by court.
“Our protest will continue and it is for indefinite time.” The tractor march in Delhi on January 26 will be peaceful, they added.
“We will go in meeting with the Centre on January 15,” the unions said.
Earlier, farmer leaders welcomed the Supreme Court’s order to stay the implementation of three farm laws on Tuesday, but said they would not call off their protest until the legislations are repealed.
The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of around 40 protesting farmer unions, has called a meeting later in the day to decide the next course of action.
The farmer leaders said they are not willing to participate in any proceedings before a committee appointed by the Supreme Court, but a formal decision on this will be taken by the Morcha.
“We welcome the court’s order to stay the implementation of the farm laws, but we want a complete repeal of these laws,” Abhimanyu Kohar, a senior leader of the Morcha.