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Farmers Protest India: Day After Proposed Talks, Farmers Call for Upheaval on Jan 1 | India News


NEW DELHI: A day after submitting a dialogue proposal to the government, farmers ‘unions on Sunday agitated a call for a national protest on New Years Day urging the public to commit to supporting the farmers’ struggle and demanding the repeal of the three central agricultural laws.
The protest farmers’ body, AIKSCC, has also planned protest rallies in Patna and Thanjavur on December 29, and in Manipur and Hyderabad on December 30.
Waiting for the government’s response to our speaking offer: Kisan leader
We have not yet received any communication from the government. We have already told the Ministry of Agriculture everything we have to say in our letter on Saturday. We are waiting for the answer, Darshan Pal, Peasant Leader and Punjab President of the Krantikari Kisan Union, told TOI. He said that all of our protest programs will continue as scheduled.
The group of 40 farmers’ unions jointly proposed Saturday, December 29, as the date for the talks, provided that the discussion agenda includes four specific points, including the modalities for repealing the three agricultural laws and the mechanism to ensure the legal guarantee of a Higher minimum support price (MSP). .
Unions have also demanded to keep farmers out of the scope of the stubble burning sanctions provisions in the new Delhi-NCR air quality management ordinance and certain changes to the electricity amendment bill. to protect the interests of farmers.
Meanwhile, more farmers from Maharashtra joined the ongoing protests on the Haryana-Rajasthan border. The AIKSCC claimed that protesting farmers in various parts of the country on Sunday struck utensils to mark their protest as Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his monthly radio address, ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

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