Mumbai: The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Friday approached the Supreme Court against the three agriculture laws enacted by the central government earlier this year.
The farmers’ union said that the laws will make farmers “vulnerable to corporate greed”. The move comes two days after farmers’ unions rejected the Centre’s proposal saying that they were going to continue protesting the laws.
He said, “The implementation of the acts in their present form will open a parallel market for the farming community, which is regulated and gives ample space for the exploitation of the farmers.”
“It states that without agriculture the market committee acts as a protective shield around farmers, the market will eventually come under the corporate greed of multinationals who are more profit-oriented and do not care about the status of farmers. It further stated that the laws would corporatize agriculture.
Farmers have been agitating against the new agricultural laws for the last two weeks. They have announced that they will block the railway track if the government does not meet its demand. Farmers’ unions said they would soon announce the date of blocking the tracks across the country. Farmers are demanding the enforcement of agricultural laws.
Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has urged the farmers union leaders to consider the proposals sent to break the deadlock in protest against the three new agricultural laws and said that the government could discuss further with them at any time Is ready. However, the farmers’ unions have rejected the proposal, saying that they will intensify their agitation until the government accepts their demand for a complete repeal of the three laws.