A member of the Supreme Court-appointed panel on farm laws has written to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, seeking that a report submitted on the issue be made public. The panel had submitted its report in March this year.
“I feel that the report has not been given any attention by the Hon’ble Supreme Court,” wrote Anil Ghanwat, who was nominated to represent the farming community in the committee.
Mr Ghanwat’s letter comes amid an escalation of the long agitation by farmers following police violence on a group of protesters in Haryana’s Karnal.
The area is bracing for a face-off between the farmers and the administration today. In a bid to avert a mega-meet planned by farmers, the administration has imposed prohibitory orders banning large gatherings. But the farmers are not ready to give up and the entire area has been placed under a security blanket.
The committee, he said, had incorporated opinions and suggestions from all stakeholders and the report has addressed “all apprehensions of the farmers”.