SC restores dismissed PIL challenging validity of Centre’s farm laws

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published Published on Nov 19, 2020   modified Modified on Nov 20, 2020

-PTI/ The Hindu

The plea said that these laws are “being contra to the Article 246 of the Constitution” as the agriculture falls in the State list instead of Union List and hence, Parliament has no power to legislate on the subject.

The Supreme Court on Thursday restored a PIL, which was dismissed earlier, challenging the constitutional validity of Centre’s newly enacted three farm laws on a ground that Parliament lacked power to make legislations on the subject as ‘agriculture’ is a state subject in the Constitution.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, on October 12, had issued a notice to the Centre on a batch of petitions against the three contentious farm laws and had sought its reply in four weeks.

However, it had dismissed the PIL filed by lawyer M.L. Sharma against these statutes by asking him to approach the High Court instead.

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PTI/ The Hindu, 19 November, 2020,

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