New Delhi: Bhupinder Singh Mann, one of the four experts nominated by the Supreme Court to negotiate with farmers opposing farm laws, has been reported to have received threats from Canada after he released himself from a panel appointed by the S C . Bhupinder Singh Mann received threats from Canada after withdrawing himself from Supreme Court-appointed panel reported by Zee TV.
Bhupinder Singh Mann on Thursday announced his withdrawal from the Supreme Court-appointed panel. He left the panel stating that he wanted to be impartial and because of public sentiment regarding the ongoing opposition from farmers.
Mann said, “While I am grateful to the Honorable Supreme Court of India for nominating me to the 4 member committee to initiate negotiations with the farmer unions on the three laws brought by the central government. As a farmer and myself one As a union. In view of the prevailing sentiments and apprehensions between the farm unions and the general public, I am ready to offer or be given any position for not compromising the interests of the farmers and farmers of Punjab or the country. From the committee and I will always stand with my farmers and Punjab. “
Earlier on Tuesday, the top court had nominated four panelists, including Ashok Gulati, agricultural economist; Bhupinder Singh Mann, President, Indian Farmers Union-Mann; Anil Ghanawat, President, Centenary Organization; and Pramod Kumar Joshi, International Food Policy Research Institute.
On Tuesday, Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal had told the Supreme Court that Khalistan supporters have infiltrated farmers’ protests against the three farm laws. When the bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramaniam told the AG that if there was an intrusion by a banned organization, the government would have to ratify it.
After the CJI asked Venugopal to file an affidavit by Wednesday, the AG replied, “Yes, I will file an affidavit and an IB report.”
The Chief Justice told the AG, “Will you confirm it?” The AG replied “We have said that Khalistanis have infiltrated the protests,” adding that the government cannot allow one lakh people to protest against farm laws. “One group can go to Parliament … another group can come to the Supreme Court”, the AG said.
The Chief Justice further told the AG, “Is it in your power to check the number of people and see if they are armed or not and if intruded by a banned organization? The AG has reiterated the government ? ” IB report on the aspect of intrusion.