Farmers Win 18 Month Long Battle To Return Home Tomorrow
Haryana -On Saturday, the Indian farmers who had been on a 15month long protest will finally end their demonstrations and move away from the border as the government has agreed to adhere to their demands.
For starters, the farm laws will be scrapped. Also, the Centre will announce a guaranteed Minimum Support Price (MSP). Farmers have agreed that they will now end their protests and return back home. A Fateh Ardas (victory prayer) in in progress as we report today as decided by the farmers’ unions.
Further, a Fateh March (victory march) at Singhu and Tikri protest sites on Delhi’s borders will take place later on December 11 around 9 am, sources have confirmed and further added that Punjab farm leaders are also planning to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on December 13.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, or SKM, will hold another meeting in Delhi on December 15. It has been confirmed that Home Minister Amit Shah has confirmed the Centre’s move to adhere to farmers’ request via a phone call.
The Haryana and Uttar Pradesh government has agreed in principle to compensate those farmer families where farmers lost their lives in protesting for their rights. The motion has already been put into process in Punjab. The Bill on electricity will also be introduced only after consulting all stakeholders, including SKM, regarding the sections that affect farmers.
On December 09, the Centre sent a written draft proposal to the SKM’s five-member committee following a November 21 letter from the SKM to PM Modi listing six demands. Farmers had pointed out that repeal of the contentious laws was only one of the several concerns they had raised, and refused to leave after PM Modi announced the cancelling of the laws and requested them to go back.