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Farmer unions reject Modi govt’s offer to suspend farm laws for 18 months, demand full repeal

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting farmer unions, said demand for full repeal of farm laws and legislation for remunerative MSP was reiterated in the meeting with govt.

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New Delhi: Protesting farmer unions on Thursday rejected the government’s proposal to suspend the three contentious farm laws for 18 months and set up a joint committee to find an amicable solution to end the deadlock.

This was announced by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions leading protests at several Delhi border points.

“In a full general body meeting of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha today, the proposal put forth by the Government yesterday, was rejected”, a statement from the SKM said.

“The SKM pays homage to the 143 farmers who have been martyred in this movement so far. These companions are 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.

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 added.

Also read: SC panel will continue work, whether farmers take up govt offer or not, says member


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  1. The leaders of this agitation should take note of the mood of the nation survey by India today. If only 8% consider this agitation for taking note of, the great democrats leading the agitation need to worry about their credentials and trust in the democracy.
    The government and SC have shown reasonable accommodation and if the decency and leniency are to be construed as weakness, the time has come for showing the power of the law.
    Basically the threat is of violence on the streets of the capital.

  2. Government is the punching bag.

    The Q is is the India media mature enough to consistently discuss the pros and cons of the farm laws rather than the fortunes of political parties as a fall out, either which way?

  3. This is a blessing in disguise for the government.

    Maximize it by implementing the farm law excluding Punjab and Haryana.

    If farmers of these states try to trade then add riders to that they have to follow the farm laws enacted.

    First and foremost the negotiations must stop immediately as the intent of the protest is abundantly clear.

  4. SC has put the agricultural laws on hold till further notice. Modi government wants to put it on hold for 18 months. So is this some sort of contempt of court or what?! Suppose the SC lifts the stay after two months, then will the laws become alive or not? The President has signed the laws, so now they are part of India’s Constitution. Can the government of the day defy Constitution’s provisions? In other words, can the government VETO some parts of the Constitution according to its whims?

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