Protests to continue till Parliament annuls laws: Farmers | Amritsar News


BATHINDA: The farmers have welcomed PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of repeal of the three central farm laws, but will not leave the protest sites on the Delhi borders until the laws are scrapped as per the set procedure. The farmers also want enactment of a guarantee clause for minimum support price (MSP) on all agricultural commodities for all farmers. They are also unhappy with the central government’s silence over the deaths of 650 farmers during the yearlong agitation, and blame “its obstinacy” for the deaths.
While Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) is happy about the decision, its leaders said they will wait for the announcement to take effect through due parliamentary procedures.
SKM also reminded the PM that the agitation of farmers is not just for the repeal of the three black laws, but also for a statutory guarantee of remunerative prices for all agricultural produce for all farmers.
‘Many lives would have been saved if govt had listened earlier’
This important demand of farmers is still pending, apart from withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill. “Narendra Modi government took a lot of time in coming down from the stubborn approach of not listening to anybody else… It would have been better had Modi listened to the voice of the farmers from across the country and read the writing on the wall. With that the country could have saved many precious lives…,” said SKM leader Darshan Pal.
BKU Ekta Dakaunda president Buta Singh Burjgill said all of us are answerable to the bereaved families who lost their dear ones to struggle. “Their moist eyes ask why they (dead) had to pay the price of their lives. Are governments not for the welfare of people,” he added.
The SKM will hold a meeting for next plan.
Mobilisation to be intensified: skm
The SKM said that mobilisation of farmers to go to the morcha sites to mark the first anniversary of the protest on November 26 is underway, and is being intensified. Similarly, intense mobilisation is on to make the Lucknow Kisan Mahapanchayat on November 22, a success.The morcha said the farmer’s struggle has led to a reinstatement of democracy and federal polity in India.
Belated, timed politically’
Former Union minister for law and justice and senior SC advocate Ashwani Kumar told TOI: “The announcement of the repeal is a belated and politically-timed move ahead of the elections. In any case, the final contours of the repealing legislation will need to be studied before assessing the implication of the announcement. I hope the cause of the farmers is vindicated .”
Repeal simple task: ex-law minister
Former law minister Ashwani Kumar said: “The laws have been made by the Parliament, so it has to just bring the legislation there to repeal these. It is known as the Repealing Act. The process is simple and can be done in the winter session starting from November 29. “A number of laws have been repealed earlier . You need a parliamentary committee only when you have to frame the laws.”

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