Will The Courts Hold Lakhs of Farmers in Contempt? – By Avay Shukla
It has taken just three days for the worst apprehensions and suspicions of the farmers to be confirmed, viz, that running out of options the government would toss the ball into the SC’s lap: the public statement of the Agriculture Minister on January 8 that ” the farmers could go to the Supreme Court,” was a dead give away that this is what the government was planning….
The protests did not raise any legal questions which needed to be adjudicated upon, the farmers had repeatedly made it clear that they did not want any arbitration by the Court and that they only wished to interact with the government which they had elected. They had rejected any more Committees….
The only answer to these baffling questions is: by this legal legerdemain the Court has tried, unknowingly perhaps, to bail the government out of a sticky situation and inflicted a self-goal that has plunged it into needless controversy….