India: Farmer unions call off year-long agitation after farmers accept new proposal addressing their demands
"Farmer unions call off year-long agitation after Centre assures action on pending demands", 9 December 2021
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha...called off the farmers’ agitation, Balbir Singh, the Information Technology head of the organisation told Scroll.in. The umbrella body of farmer unions said that the protestors, who have been holding sit-in demonstrations at the borders of the national Capital for more than a year, will head back home on December 11.
This came after the farmers accepted the Centre’s new proposal on their pending demands.
Although Parliament had repealed the three farm laws on November 29, the farmer leaders had said that they will continue their protest till their other demands are met. These include a legal guarantee on minimum support price on crops, withdrawal of cases lodged against the protestors during the farm law agitation and suspension of minister Ajay Mishra from the Union Cabinet, among others.
On Thursday, the Centre formally wrote to the farmer unions detailing its proposal on resolving the pending demands, ANI reported...
Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said that the unions will hold a review meeting on January 15, ANI reported. He said that they might resume the agitation if the government does not fulfill its promises...