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  • Supreme Court panel on farm laws submits report The panel was asked to study the three farm laws, consult all stakeholders and submit its report in two months SHARE ARTICLE A – A + Updated At: Mar 31, 2021 06:01 PM (IST) 366 0 0 0 Supreme Court panel on farm laws submits report File photo of the Supreme Court. Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 31 As agitating farmers refuse to relent on their demand for withdrawal of the three farm laws, a Supreme Court-appointed three-member panel has submitted its report to the court in a sealed cover on measures to end the deadlock. The panel comprising Pramod Kumar Joshi (Director South Asia International Food Policy), Shetkari Sanghatana president Anil Ghanwat and agriculture-economist and former chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) Ashok Gulati submitted the report on March 19, sources said. The fourth member of the panel Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann had recused himself. The panel was asked to study the three farm laws, consult all stakeholders and submit its report in two months. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde – which had on January 12 stayed the implementation of the three laws till further orders and appointed a panel to suggest measures to end the stalemate – is expected to take up the matter on April 5. The panel held 12 rounds of consultations with various stakeholders, including farmers groups, farmer producers organisations (FPOs), procurement agencies, professionals, academicians, private as well as state agriculture marketing boards. The panel is said to have held consultations with 85 farmers’ organisations and other stakeholders to end the stalemate that has continued since November last year when thousands of agitating farmers blocked key entry points to the national capital. It also held nine internal meetings before submitting its report. The government too had held several rounds of talks with farmers’ leaders but the agitating farmers insisted that they won’t accept anything less than withdrawal of the Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance & Farm Services Act 2020, the Farmers Produce Trade & Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act and the amendment to the Essential Commodities Act. “We are extremely disappointed with the way the government is handling the issue. Last four times you said negotiations are on. What negotiations are you talking about? If you have some sense of responsibility, and if you say you will withhold the implementation of laws, we will form a committee to decide,” a three-judge Bench headed CJI Bobde had told Attorney General KK Venugopal while forming the panel.

Supreme Court panel on farm laws submits report The panel was asked to study the three farm laws, consult all stakeholders and submit its report in two months SHARE ARTICLE A – A + Updated At: Mar 31, 2021 06:01 PM (IST) 366 0 0 0 Supreme Court panel on farm laws submits report File photo of the Supreme Court. Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 31 As agitating farmers refuse to relent on their demand for withdrawal of the three farm laws, a Supreme Court-appointed three-member panel has submitted its report to the court in a sealed cover on measures to end the deadlock. The panel comprising Pramod Kumar Joshi (Director South Asia International Food Policy), Shetkari Sanghatana president Anil Ghanwat and agriculture-economist and former chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) Ashok Gulati submitted the report on March 19, sources said. The fourth member of the panel Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann had recused himself. The panel was asked to study the three farm laws, consult all stakeholders and submit its report in two months. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde – which had on January 12 stayed the implementation of the three laws till further orders and appointed a panel to suggest measures to end the stalemate – is expected to take up the matter on April 5. The panel held 12 rounds of consultations with various stakeholders, including farmers groups, farmer producers organisations (FPOs), procurement agencies, professionals, academicians, private as well as state agriculture marketing boards. The panel is said to have held consultations with 85 farmers’ organisations and other stakeholders to end the stalemate that has continued since November last year when thousands of agitating farmers blocked key entry points to the national capital. It also held nine internal meetings before submitting its report. The government too had held several rounds of talks with farmers’ leaders but the agitating farmers insisted that they won’t accept anything less than withdrawal of the Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance & Farm Services Act 2020, the Farmers Produce Trade & Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act and the amendment to the Essential Commodities Act. “We are extremely disappointed with the way the government is handling the issue. Last four times you said negotiations are on. What negotiations are you talking about? If you have some sense of responsibility, and if you say you will withhold the implementation of laws, we will form a committee to decide,” a three-judge Bench headed CJI Bobde had told Attorney General KK Venugopal while forming the panel.

The panel was asked to study the three farm laws, consult all stakeholders and submit its report in two months As agitating farmers refuse to relent on their demand for…

Pakistan to import sugar, cotton from India: FM of Pak Hammad Azhar

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Wednesday allowed the private sector to import 0.5 million tonnes of white sugar from India, Finance Minister Hammad Azhar said. The finance minister added…

US report highlights serious rights violations in India and Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The US State Department’s annual report on human rights on Tuesday identified unlawful, arbitrary and extrajudicial killings and disappearances as major issues in both India and Pakistan. The report — which…

India backs UN-led initiative for ceasefire in Afghanistan: Jaishankar

UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 04:30 PM The external affairs minister made the remarks in Dushanbe while speaking at the ministerial meeting of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, a regional…

Security lapse in Sopore attack: PSOs should have retaliated to repulse militant attack, says IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar Says 4 PSOs were enough to block militants, all 4 suspended; MC chairman didn’t inform police about meet; one OGW arrested; Vehicles with outside registration being used by militants to target forces, such vehicles should be registered within 15 days at RTO office, will conduct fresh courses for PSOs, have shortage of BP vehicles at some places Abid Bashir Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNO): Admitting the security lapse in Sopore militant attack in which two Municipal Councilors and a cop were killed, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Tuesday said that had the PSO’s present at the spot retaliated, militants would not have succeeded in their efforts. He said four PSOs have been suspended while as an OGW has been arrested who has revealed that the plan to carry out the attack was hatched by one LeT militant and a foreigner at his home. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony of a CRPF man, who was injured in Lawaypora militant attack and succumbed yesterday, at RTC Humhama here, the IGP said: “There has been some security lapse in Sopore attack. There were four PSOs present and had they retaliated, the militants would not have succeeded in their efforts,” the IGP Kashmir said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) He said that Municipal Committee chairman of Sopore had not informed the police about the meeting. “So there was no additional deployment. But still four PSOs were enough to retaliate which they didn’t,” the Kashmir police chief said. He said that police and other security forces will intensify the anti-militancy operations and those involved in Sopore attack will be either be killed or arrested. “One OGW has been arrested already and after interrogating him, we have come to know that one LeT militant Mudasir along with a foreigner carried out the attack,” the IGP said. Asked whether vehicles with outside registration numbers are being used by militants in J&K, the Kashmir police chief said that a few vehicles seized recently were used by militants to carry out attacks on security forces including the one used for “Lawaypora attack.” “That’s why RTO has issued an order making it mandatory for vehicles with outside registration to register the same within 15 days,” IGP Kumar said, adding that police will plug the loopholes in the days ahead and also conduct short-refresher courses for the PSOs

Says 4 PSOs were enough to block militants, all 4 suspended; MC chairman didn’t inform police about meet; one OGW arrested; Vehicles with outside registration being used by militants to…

Pakistan will continue to support a peaceful, sovereign Afghanistan: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that Pakistan will continue to support a peaceful, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan, at peace with itself and with it’s neighbours.   Besides…

Govt rolls out Houseboats Policy

Houseboats moored in Dal, Nigeen lakes to be e-registered within 30 days Jammu, Mar 29 : Administrative Council (AC), which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved…

CRPF man allegedly strangles 36-yr-old wife to death in Anantnag

Anantnag, Mar 29 : A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man allegedly strangled his wife to death at their rented house in Nagbal, Sherbagh area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district…

Coordinated efforts needed to safeguard the farmers interests: Director Law Enforcement

Says no compromise on the quality of Pesticides and Fertilizers SRINAGAR, MARCH 29: The Director Law Enforcement J&K, Bal Krishan Chandan today called for zero tolerance against spurious/substandard pesticides and…

Govt. gives big push to Eco-tourism in J&K

Directs Forest Deptt. to develop new treks, open its rest houses/inspection huts for public use JAMMU, MARCH 29: In a mega push to promote eco-tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, the…