LIVE updates from farmers’ protest: anti-farm law uproar enters day 37
The protests against the three farm laws hit the 37th on Friday, the first day of a new decade. The sixth round of talks took place between the government and farmers’ unions on Wednesday, and the two sides reached consensus on two of the four issues raised by farmers. However, the stagnation continues in the two main demands: legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and the complete reversal of the contentious laws. However, as the meeting took place in a “positive” atmosphere and ended with a consensus on two demands, the peasant leaders postponed until January 4 their proposal for a demonstration of tractors against the laws. January is the date that the seventh round of talks will take place.
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On Thursday, the 36th day of the uproar, Kerala became the first state to pass a resolution against the laws. Also on Thursday, a group of farmers, protesting on the Rajasthan-Haryana border, broke through police barricades and entered Haryana, even as the Haryana police fired tear gas shells and water cannons. Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at various borders in Delhi since November 26, demanding the repeal of what they describe as “black laws”. They have repeatedly emphasized that they have come prepared for the “long road” and will not return until the laws are repealed.
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Of the six rounds of talks, four took place in December itself, on December 1, 3, 5 and 30.
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The protests against the agricultural law enter on the 37th
The protests against the three farm laws broke in on the 37th on Friday, two days after the sixth round of talks between the government and farmers’ unions ended, and the two sides agreed to two of the four demands raised by farmers.