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    Can a farmer be denied access to court in dispute arising out of farm laws?

    The Government of India has brought in three farm laws in 2020. The said intention of the Government to bring these laws is to improve the conditions of the farmers in the country. In these farm laws, the Government included a clause that prevents the farmers and any other person from approaching the civil courts in case a dispute arises due to the farm laws. The dispute has to be referred to the Sub- Divisional Authority. If the decision is not acceptable, the aggrieved party has to approach the District Collector who himself may take up the case or pass it on to an appellate authority formed by him. The decision is final and no civil court shall have jurisdiction over such cases. No suit is permissible against the Central Government, the State Governments, its officers, and any other person who acts in good faith.
    The farmer is denied his constitutional right to approach a court of law if a dispute arises with the private party with whom he will be dealing in case of selling his produce or contract farming-related problems.
    Is it not a violation of Constitutional rights? I am not very clear in my expression but this is the general interpretation as a layman. Members, give your unbiased opinions in this matter.
  • #720763
    Yes, you are right that in the matter of contract farming if there is any dispute between farmers and private playersthey can't go to court but there is a provision to settle their dispute between them is that SDM will sort out their dispute but now government is agree to amend this clause and farmers can resort to court if there is any dispute between them.

  • #720764
    This issue can be disussed in this thread.

    Let us not have multiple threads on the same point.

    'To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.'-Confucius


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