Indian farmers pledge to continue protests

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Farmers unions, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha and Bhartiya Kisan Union, have said that they will not end agitation till the announcement by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal three farm laws takes effect through the parliamentary procedures.

The three farm laws that were passed last year by the Modi government have
been a cause of widespread agitation with a consortium of farmers staging protests demanding the repeal of the laws.

In a statement, the SKM said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to repeal all three anti-farmer, pro-corporate black laws first brought in as Ordinances in June 2020. He chose to announce this on Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha welcomes this decision and will wait for the announcement to take effect through the parliamentary procedures.”

The statement further said, “SKM also reminds the Prime Minister that the agitation of farmers is not just against the repeal of the three black laws, ut also for a statutory guarantee to remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and for all farmers. —Agencies

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