"Will not appear before the Supreme Court's 'pro-government' panel", say farmers' unions

On Tuesday, farmers' unions protesting against the new farm-marketing laws disapproved of the Supreme Court-appointed committee to break the deadlock on the acts, and said they would not appear before the panel and continue their unrest.

Union leaders at a press conference at the Singhu Border in New Delhi claimed that the members of the committee formed by the highest court were 'pro-government.'

Earlier in the day, before further orders, the Supreme Court stayed enforcing the contentious farm laws and set up a four-member committee to address the impasse between the Centre and the farmers' unions protesting over the laws at the borders of Delhi.