Famers protest enters day 50, Kisan leaders to join ninth round of meeting on Jan 15

New Delhi, The farmers’ protest over three farm laws on Thursday entered on Thursday at various entry points of national capital of Delhi region, braving severe cold and dense fog at camping sites.

Amid the uncertainty looming over the next round of the talk with Government, the leaders of the farmer’s unions met at Singhu border under the banner of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Thursday and decided to join the proposed meeting on Friday at Vigyan Bhawan.

There was an apprehension following the recent development of setting up a four member committee by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

After the meeting ,the farmers’ leader Dr Darshanpal Singh said that it was decided in the meeting to join next round of talk with the Government but in no way we will be going before the Supreme Court appointed Committee.

He also said that the setting up of a committee a delaying tactics.

“Athough the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha has to finalise the proposed ‘tractor rally’ on January 26 but what we can assure that we will not be doing our rally neither at Lal Quila nor at Rajpath or at the time of the Republic Day Parade”, Dr Darshan pal Singh said.

DR Singh also assured that the farmers or their unions will not indulge in any kind of act which may lead the protest to violence and we will be continuing our protests in a peaceful manner.

A farm leader Paramji Singh told UNI that in the last meeting our leaders had promised the Government to join the next round of the talk , therefore, they will be joining the meeting tomorrow and we will see what Government takes the stand on our demand.

The Farmers’ unions, earlier, have expressed their reservations for appearing before any committee and also said that they had already rejected the Government’s proposal for setting up a committee to look into their objections and apprehensions regarding the new three farm Acts.

The Apex Court on January 12 stayed the implementation of controversial new farm laws till further and constituted a four-member committee to hold talks with farmers and submit its report within two months.Protests led by the leaders of 40 farmers’ unions have been camping at Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders, demanding the withdrawal of the new farm laws.

The three laws are: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020; and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020.

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