Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the three contentious farm laws, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has written an open letter to the Prime Minister requesting him to resume talks to resolve six pending demands of the farmers.
The SKM asserted that they will end the ongoing agitation only after the Centre discusses six pending demands of the farmers in addition to the Parliament taking back the farm laws.
The agitating farmer’s six demands include – Surety on ‘Minimum Support Price’ (MSP); withdrawal of draft “Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021; removal of penal provisions on farmers in the “Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Act 2021; which allows for penal action against farmers in case of stubble burning; withdrawal of criminal cases against farmers; sacking and arrest of Union Minister of State Ajay Misra over the Lakhimpur event; land for the construction of a martyr’s memorial at Singhu for the claimed 700 farmers killed during the protest, and compensation to families.
It may be mentioned that the three farm laws are the farmers’ produce trade and commerce (promotion and facilitation) act, 2020; the farmers empowerment and protection) agreement on price assurance and farm services act 2020; and the essential commodities (amendment) act, 2020.
Notably, the farmers will continue with their pre-decided programme till November 29, the first day of the winter session of Parliament.