All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee(AIKSCC) notes that the Court was not inclined to pass any orders on the ongoing protests with regard to vacating farmers from the Delhi borders and welcome the same.
Suspending the implementation of the laws as an interim measure is welcome but is not a solution and the farmer unions have not been asking for this solution, given the fact that the implementation can be reinstated at any. The Govt. must withdraw. It must understand that farmers and people of India are opposed to the laws.
Farmer unions reiterate the fact that they will not participate in any court-ordered committee process – further, one of their apprehensions about such a process got validated in the very constitution of the committee. It is clear that the Court is being misguided by various forces even in its constitution of a committee. These are people who are known for their support to the 3 Acts and have actively advocated for the same.
Farmers have explained in detail to GOI that 3 laws will lead to corporate control over agri processing, markets. Will lead to high cost of inputs, higher debts on peasants, lower the crop prices, increase farmer losses, decrease govt procurement, end PDS, raise food costs, higher farmer and agri worker suicides, hunger deaths, eviction from land due to debts. Govt has hidden these hard facts from people and courts.
The Kisan Parade announced by farmers organisations on Republic Day will be held at Delhi and all over the country in large numbers. Farmers will observe Repubilic day. The Govt. is trying to misguide the Court on this too.
The farmers’ struggle on their key demands will continue as per the earlier announcement on 13th 18th and 23rd January.
Farmers wish to interact with the Govt, not engage with Supreme Court, where farmers did not present ourselves. So no comment on it, no offence to it.
National Working Group of AIKSCC
_ All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC)
Press Statement12th January 2021