Farmers To Go Ahead With Planned Protest Activities

Farmers' unions released a statement saying that their strike will go ahead as scheduled, as they pressed for a law assuring minimum support prices (MSPs), just days ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that his administration will indeed overturn three agricultural legislation passed last year that sparked mass demonstrations.

On Sunday, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an organizational group of 40 farmer groups, met at the Singhu border to make the judgment. A Kisan Mahapanchayat is scheduled for Monday in Lucknow, as well as a walk to Sabha on November 29 to correspond with the start of the Winter Quarter.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has also issued a public letter to the Prime Minister, requesting that talks with the administration on six of their outstanding demands resume immediately.

Authorities acquainted with the subject said on Sunday that the Union cabinet is expected to accept a plan to remove the divisive laws this week.

Prime Minister Modi apologised to the citizens of the nation in a televised address on Friday, saying that the administration was unable to clarify to some of the farmer brothers a fact as apparent as a flame concerning farm regulations. He stated that he had come to inform them, as well as the rest of the country, that they had opted to repeal all three agriculture laws.

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Farmers, who have also been demonstrating around the nation and at the three frontiers of the country's capital over the last year, hailed the PM's proposal but said the demonstrations would persist until the administration passed legislation on MSPs.

Balbir Singh Rajewal, a peasant representative, told journalists that the SKM gathering discussed the upcoming line of action. Following the meeting, farmer activist Balbir Singh Rajewal told reporters that they discussed repealing farm rules. Following that, several choices were made. SKM's pre-scheduled programmes will go on as anticipated, with a Kisan panchayat in Lucknow on 22nd November 2021, frontier assemblies on 26th November 2021, and a walk to Parliament on November 29th, 2021.

Because he is presently in Lucknow, Rakesh Tikait of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), one of the primary organisations driving the protest, was unable to participate in the conference. Tikait, on the other hand, issued a Lucknow Chalo, or March to Lucknow appeal, for a Mahapanchayat in the capital of Uttar Pradesh.

Farmers and sympathisers of the movement from throughout western Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to attend the Kisan Mahapanchayat on Monday at the Eco Garden in Lucknow.

The protesting farmers have been encouraged, according to agitation leaders, by the administration's decision to abolish the legislation following their year-long agitation.

Farmers' morale, according to BKU secretary-general Surendra Singh, is at an all-time high. They are supposed to turn out in large numbers during the mahapanchayat.

The SKM also voted to appeal to the Prime Minister, requesting that the cases against the farmers be dismissed and that the relatives of those who died during the agitation be compensated.

The SKM's message thanked Modi for his stance, saying that after Eleven rounds of negotiations, they had decided on a unilateral declaration instead of a bilateral settlement.