Farmer’s unions reject Govt’s proposal to put farm laws on hold for period of 1-1.5 years

Last Updated: Friday, 22 January 2021 (11:49 IST)
New Delhi: A day after the Government proposed to put the on hold for a period of one to one-and-a-half years, protesting on Thursday rejected the proposal and reiterated their demand for a full repeal of three Central Farm Acts.

“In a full general body meeting of the on Thursday, the proposal put forth by the Government yesterday, was rejected,” a statement from Samyukt Kisan Morcha said.
 
“A full repeal of three central farm acts and enacting a legislation for remunerative MSP for all farmers were reiterated as the pending demands of the movement,” it said.
 
“The Samyukt Kisan Morcha pays homage to 143 farmers, who have been martyred in this movement so far. These companions were separated from us, while fighting this mass movement. Their sacrifice will not go in vain and we will not go back without the repealing of these farm laws,” the statement said.
 
In the tenth round of talks between the Government and farmers’ unions on Wednesday, the Government had proposed to the farmers’ Unions that the implementation of Farm laws should be kept on hold for a period of one to one-and-a-half years.
 
Both sides had agreed to meet for the next round of talks on January 22.
 
The farmers’ protest over the three farm laws entered the 57th day today, as the protestors continued their stir at various entry points of the National Capital region.
 
Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along the Delhi borders.
The protest started on November 26. The farmers are demanding a complete rollback of the new farm reform laws and a guarantee on the Minimum Support Price. (UNI)