Sitapur administration had asked the farmers for private bonds ranging from Rs 50 thousand to Rs 10 lakh to prevent a situation like farmers agitation in Delhi. After the PIL was filed, the High Court asked the government officials why such a large amount was demanded from the farmers.
Counsel for the petitioners submitted that different rates levied from the farmers depend upon the distance and the collection does not have uniformity. It was also submitted that as per guidelines, the farmers are not bound to pay such charges to the contractors.
When I started penning this week’s editorial on the surging farmers’ agitation sweeping across the land, I had an eerie feeling that I had encountered the words and phrases and analytical flourishes bubbling inside my head somewhere before and not that long ago.
New Delhi: The Bar Council of Delhi has written a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for withdrawing the legislation pertaining to farmers as it creates a bar of Civil Court’s jusrisdiction under farmers laws and entrustment of same to SDMs/ADMs.