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Farmers call off protest after Modi govt kneels

The farmers, who while hailing mostly from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had held the whole nation to ransom, will vacate the Delhi borders on 11 December

As foretold by Sirf News on 7 December, the protesting farmers called off their year-long protest today after the Narendra Modi government sent them an official letter accepting most of their demands, following the announcement by the prime minister on 19 November that the three agriculture reform laws the parliament had passed would be repealed. The farmers were on a -in protest since November 2020 against the three farm laws, which have since been repealed by the government.

The farmers, who while hailing mostly from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had held the whole nation to ransom, will vacate the Delhi borders and return home on 11 December. They will take out marches to their respective places.

Announcing the end of agitation, leaders of Samayukta Kisan Morcha said they will hold a review meeting on 15 January to see the progress on the promises made by the union government.

“We have decided to suspend our agitation. We will hold a review meeting on 15 January. If govt doesn’t fulfil its promises, we could resume our agitation,” farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said.

The decision to call off the protest was taken today in the meeting of the farmers union after the government promised to form a committee on MSP and withdraw all cases against the farmers immediately.

The union government’s letter, on the letterhead of the agriculture secretary, also said that the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana have given in-principle consent to giving compensation to the kin of farmers who lost their lives.

The farmer leaders apologized for the inconvenience caused to people due to their agitation.

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill was passed by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on 29 November, the first day of the winter session of Parliament. President Ram Nath Kovind has also given his assent to the Bill thus completing the process of repealing the three farm laws.

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