"Don't Lecture Us On Patience": 5 Big Supreme Court Quotes On Farm Laws
Farmers' protest began near Delhi borders late November. (File)
Here are top five quotes by the Supreme Court on farm laws and agitation:
"We are not experts on agriculture and economics. Tell us whether you will put these laws on hold or else we will do it. What's the prestige issue here?" Chief Justice SA Bobde told the government. "We don't know if you are part of the solution or part of the problem," the top court stressed.
"We have an apprehension that someday maybe, there might be a breach of peace. Each one of us we will responsible if anything goes wrong. We don't want any injuries or blood on our hands," the Chief Justice said during the hearing.
The top court said it is "extremely disappointed with government's handling of this issue" and stressed: "We don't see you are dealing with this issue effectively". "We don't know what consultations were carried? If vast majority says that laws are good, let them say it to (a) committee," the court said, underlining "our intention to bring amicable solution".
"Right to protest is intact. Right to protest should be exercised like (Mahatma) Gandhi ji's Satyagraha. Do it peacefully," the court said. It also said the centre "can't blame the previous governments".
"We have asked in the last hearing but no answer. The situation has gone worse. People have committed suicide. Why are the old and the women part of the agitation in this weather?" the Chief Justice questioned the government. "Let senior citizens, women and kids go back," he urged.