After everything the farmers have gone through, from the cold to the rain to ongoing sanitation problems, the Supreme Court finally stepped in. Even though they stayed the implementation of the contentious farm laws for the time being, the fight still goes on for them to be repealed. The latest news is that the SC has set up a committee to look into the issue. The only problem? All four members of the panel have been open supporters of the laws. This fact didn't go past Twitter, who highlighted just how ridiculous the situation was.
Today,the farmers cases were listed for orders only before the SC. The 8 farm Unions therefore did not appear in the case. But we find some hearing did take place&the SC while staying the laws has appointed a committee of 4 members who have publicly declared support for the laws!— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) January 12, 2021
So the SC has formed a committee which is already committed to the Farm Laws.— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) January 12, 2021
Disappointing and dangerous.
The supremacy of the Supreme Court is directly proportional to its credibility in the eyes of the citizens.
Baffled at the appointment of such an utterly partisan committee. Whats the point?— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) January 12, 2021
All 4 members in SC appointed committee to discuss Farm Law future are already in support of Govt's version of Farm Bill— Kapil (@kapsology) January 12, 2021
Not a single representative of protesting farmers.
It is like forming a committee of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi & Vijay Malaya to stop bank frauds. 🤣
The SC could’ve just as well set up a 4 member committee with 2 representatives each from Reliance & Adani instead of this current sham of a committee that’s openly supported the Farm Laws.— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) January 12, 2021
To be fair, there's more diversity of views on farm laws in Deol family than in SC appointed committee— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) January 13, 2021
Two member committee to investigate about Petrol Price hike. pic.twitter.com/e6lKJFTYgB— Narundar Parody (@NarundarM) January 13, 2021
"A #Committee is a set of people who can individually do nothing, but can collectively decide that nothing can be done."— Yayathi Puru (@YayathiPuru) January 13, 2021
There's a lot of outrage, indignation, and outright disbelief over this move, and rightly so.