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Farmer Protests: SKM Accepts New Proposal From Centre, Decision On Ending Stir Is Due On Thursday

In a statement, the SKM, which represents 40 farmer unions, said that agreement had been reached on the government’s new proposal for new demands.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced on Wednesday that it has accepted the Central government’s revised draught proposal on their outstanding demands, and that it will meet on Thursday after receiving a formal communication on government letterhead.

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Farmers’ leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni and SKM core committee member Gurnam Singh Chaduni said the earlier draught by the Centre on pending demands was not acceptable to them, so the government sent them a revised draught.

“We have accepted the Centre’s revised draught in response to our demands regarding farmers’ protests against three farm laws. As soon as we receive a formal letter from the Centre, we will hold another meeting tomorrow. The demonstrations are still going on “In a press conference, Chaduni stated.

Farmers protest end news
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In a statement, the SKM, which represents 40 farmer unions, said that agreement had been reached on the government’s new proposal for new demands.

“On the government’s new proposal, there has been agreement. A formal communication on government letterhead is now being awaited. SKM will reconvene tomorrow at 12 p.m. at the Singhu Border to make a formal decision on whether or not to lift the morchas “In a statement, the SKM said.

The SKM had formed a five-member panel to hold talks with the Central government about farmers’ unmet demands, such as the withdrawal of criminal cases against them, a legal guarantee on MSP, and compensation for the families of farmers who died during the agitation.

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Farm laws have been repealed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologised to farmers last month and said the three farm laws would be repealed. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 on November 29. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar introduced the bill in both Houses of Parliament. President Ram Nath Kovind also signed the bill repealing three farm laws, bringing the total number of farm laws repealed to three.

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The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 are the three farm laws that have been repealed.

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