New Delhi: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 farm unions, on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to repeal the three farm laws.
It also said that the SKM will take note of all developments and will hold its meeting soon and announce further decisions.
“Samyukt Kisan Morcha welcomes this decision and will wait for the announcement to take effect through due parliamentary procedures,” the SKM said in a statement.
The farmers’ body said if the farm laws are formally repealed, it will be a historic victory of the one-year long farmers’ struggle in India.
“The agitation of farmers is not just against the repeal of the three black laws, but also for a statutory guarantee to remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and for all farmers. This important demand of farmers is still pending,” it said.
The SKM added that the demand of the withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill is still pending.
In his address to the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Modi said the three farm laws will be repealed in the coming Winter session of Parliament.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh under the aegis of various farmers unions have been protesting at the borders of the national capital since November 26 last year to demand repeal of the three farm laws.
The farmers’ body said that nearly 700 farmers have been martyred in this struggle.
“The central government’s obstinacy is responsible for these avoidable deaths, including the murders at Lakhimpur Kheri, SKM said in a statement.