It was on December 11, 2020 that Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) had approached the Supreme Court against the three farm laws. Hearing the case, in January 2021, the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three laws and appointed a committee to make recommendations.
The broad recommendations said the repeal or a long suspension of these farm laws would be unfair to the 'silent' majority who support the laws.
The trade-off behind this decision seems to be made on two critical aspects. The first and the more obvious reason seems to be the real politic based reasons with elections in Punjab and UP round the corner. The second and more significant reason seems to be the scary disconnect that the protests had created between the people of Punjab and particularly the Sikh population and the government.
The three farm laws which caused a huge uproar among farmers across the country will be WITHDRAWN. Addressing the nation today, PM Narendra Modi said that the government has decided to repeal all three farm laws.