Farmer leaders say “won’t join Supreme Court-ordered committee”

Protesting farmer unions Tuesday disapproved of the committee appointed by the Supreme Court to break the deadlock over the acts and said they will continue their protest against the three farm laws, PTI reported.

Leaders also claimed the members of the committee are “pro-government”, and asserted they will not appear before it.

The Supreme Court Tuesday suspended the implementation of the three farm laws until further notice, and set up a committee comprising experts to hear the parties and understand the ground situation.

“The members of the SC-appointed committee are not dependable as they have been writing on how agri laws are pro-farmer. We will continue our agitation,” farmer leader Balbeer Singh Rajewal told the media.

Rajewal said that unions never demanded the apex court form a committee to resolve the impasse over the laws, alleging the Central government is behind these developments.