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Farmers’ rally to Parliament put on hold, but protests to continue: SKM

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  • The proposed tractor rally was to be taken out on November 29, the first day of the winter session of the Parliament

New Delhi: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has said that it has put on hold the farmers’ rally to the Parliament on November 29.

“After a meeting, Samyukt Kisan Morcha has decided to postpone the proposed tractor rally to Parliament on November 29,” said SKM leader Darshan Pal Singh.

On Saturday, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Bill to repeal the three controversial farm laws would be tabled in the Parliament on Monday, the first day of the winter session. He also urged the protesting farmers to return home.

SKM leaders have said that while the proposed tractor rally won’t happen on that day, the protests will continue.

They have said that the protests will continue until the government holds talks with them over minimum support price, compensation for farmers who died during the protest and the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

To the demand for withdrawal of all cases registered against farmers across the country, Tomar had said that the matter came under the jurisdiction of individual states. He said they would also decide the compensation as per the state policy.

He had added that the government had agreed to another demand of the farmers– that of decriminalizing stubble burning.

 

 

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