Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti, a farmers’ union has requested the Supreme Court to remove the remaining three members of the committee constituted by it for the purpose of resolving the deadlock between the farmers and the Government in the matter of three farm laws.
The request came in response to an ‘Application’ filed by the Delhi Police seeking for an injunction of a tractor rally that is proposed to be held on Republic Day.
On 12th January, 2021, the SC suspended the three farm laws and constituted a Committee for holding talks between the Central Government and the farmers and to find an amicable solution for this matter.
The names of Bhupinder Singh Mann, Ashok Gulati, Pramod Kumar Joshi and Anil Ghanwat were proposed as members of the Committee.
The reply stated that the appointment of these four members violates the “Principle of Natural Justice” as they have clearly conveyed in the public domain that they are in support of the farm laws.
Further, as Bhupinder Singh Mann, ex-MP and National President of BKU recused himself from the committee, there exists a burden on the other three members to stand down as well.
The reply stated that it is invoking the rule of "nemo judex in causa sua", i.e. no one should be made a judge in his cause, and the rule of fair hearing. And without following this, no fair decision can be made.
Consequently, the Reply prays for the dismissal of the Application filed by the Delhi Police and requests the SC to remove the three members from the Committee and appoint those persons who can make a report on the basis of mutual harmony and can think fully about the interest of the farmers with impartiality.