Farm laws repealed

  • IASbaba
  • November 20, 2021
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Farm laws repealed

Part of: Prelims and GS-III – Economy Context India Prime Minister recently announced that the three contentious farm laws passed last year would be repealed. 

  • The process of repealing the laws — which are currently stayed by the Supreme Court — will take place in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament.

Key takeaways 

  • Repealing a law is one of the ways to nullify a law. 
  • A law is reversed when Parliament thinks there is no longer a need for the law to exist. 
  • Legislation can also have a “sunset” clause, a particular date after which they cease to exist.
    • For example, the anti-terror legislation Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act 1987, commonly known as TADA, had a sunset clause, and was allowed to lapse in 1995.
  • For laws that do not have a sunset clause, Parliament has to pass another legislation to repeal the law.
  • Article 245: Parliament has the power to make laws for the whole or any part of India, and state legislatures the power to make laws for the state. 
  • A law can be repealed either in its entirety, in part, or even just to the extent that it is in contravention of other laws
  • Laws can be repealed in two ways — either through an ordinance, or through legislation.

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