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Farm Laws, 2020: The Tussle Between Farmers’ Rights And The Positivistic Government Approach

Dr. Vandana Singh, Assistant Professor at University School of Law & Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Delhi

Mehak Rai Sethi, Research Scholar (Law) at University School of Law & Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Delhi

Bhumika Pardesi, Research Scholar (Law) at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Maharashtra


The nub of the long-drawn and wide-spread protests by the farmers in India is the recent introduction of three highly controversial Farm laws in the year 2020. The protests by the farmers were peaceful, but the message which they sent across to the masses was so strong that it instilled empathy and pathos in the hearts of all the people who witnessed it. They came together, shouting slogans in unison, demanding their interests to be protected. These protests brought to light two opposing positions from two poles, i.e., the Farmers on one hand, fighting for their rights, and the Government, on the other hand, attempting to vindicate their decision of bringing these laws. This paper, is an attempt to analyze these opposing viewpoints and to further provide a detailed jurisprudential critique to this landmark event, in light of jurisprudential viewpoints of socialism and positivism.

Keywords: Farm Laws, Socialism, Positivism, Farmers’ Rights, Jurisprudence, Farmers’ Protests


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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