The Samyukta Kisan Morcha which is an umbrella body of 40 farm unions decided to suspend the over one-year-long farmers movement on Thursday against three contentious farm laws and declared the farmers will return home on 11th December from the sites of the protests on Delhi’s borders.
Farmer leaders stated that they will again meet to check if the government has fulfilled their demands and even declared that farmers will start to vacate the border points in Delhi from 11th December.
The announcement only came after the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is leading the movement that received a central government signed letter where it agreed to consider their pending demands which include withdrawal of cases against farmers and formed a committee on very minimum support price (MSP).
The SKM on Wednesday had stated that it has reached a consensus on a revised draft proposal of the Centre on its demands that are pending.
This is surely not the end as the movement is just being suspended. “We have decided to meet again on January 15, farmer leader and SKM core committee member,” Balbir Singh Rajewal stated that in a press conference.
Gurnam Singh Chaduni who is a former leader and SKM member, A review meeting will be convened on 15th January to check if the government has met the demands or not. If they do not, we can surely not take a call on continuing the protest.
Farmer leaders stated that the farmers will take out victory marches on 11th December to their respective places.
“Farmers will start vacating Delhi border points from December 11, and this may take some time,” farmer leader Rakesh Tikait stated.
Farmers who are mainly from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana have started to protest at Delhi border points on 26th November last year against the 3 farm laws. The laws have been replaced but they are seeking legal demand guarantee on MSP for their crops and even withdrawal of cases against farmers, are among others.