DMK MP Tiruchi Siva on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the passage of the controversial agriculture laws.
Mr. Siva, in the petition settled by senior advocate P. Wilson and filed by advocate D. Kumanan, has challenged the constitutionality of the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, Farmers Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act and The Essential Commodities (Amendment )Act 2020 (Act 21 of 2020) on various grounds.
The DMK leader said the laws were “prima facie unconstitutional, illegal and arbitrary” as they would “usher in a new exploitative regime for the poor farmers of the country, who are entirely dependent on earning their livelihood, by selling their produce in the market”.
The amendment to the Essential Commodities Act would facilitate black marketing. It will have black market…