Farmers will not return to their homes till new farm laws are repealed


Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson for the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has said that the protesting farmers will not return to their homes till the new farm laws are repealed. He made this statement after the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three central farm laws. The Supreme Court formed a four member committee to hold talks with the farmers over their demand for the repeal of the laws. The members of the committee are Bhupinder Singh Mann, Pramod Kumar Joshi, Director for South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, agricultural economist Ashok Gulati and President of Sahetkeri Sangathan, Maharashtra, Anil Ghanwant.

The BKU youth leader Gaurav Tikait said that the stay given by the Supreme Court would pave the way for the victory of the farmers. The farmers have been protesting at different borders of the capital since 26th November, 2020 against the three newly enacted farm laws- 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. Their fight is for Minimum Support Price. They said that they are not willing to sell their produce at half the rates and that their fight will go on.



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