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Farmers Protest Latest Updates: Top 5 Highlights on the Story till now

The farmers decided not to shift to the Burari ground in the national capital and stay put at the Delhi

Chintu Das

Farm bills: Farmers from Punjab today dismissed Union home minister Amit Shah's proposition for a conversation on their complaints against the Center's new farm laws. The farmers commented that the offer that was presented to them was a restrictive one. The minister appealed to the farmers saying that their protest has to be moved to a  designated spot in the capital on the off chance that they consented to talk.

They chose not to move to the Burari ground in the capital and wait at the state borders of Delhi. President Buta Singh Burjgill, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda) said  "We have concluded that we will wait at the Delhi borders. We won't go to Burari".

The farmer's choice came through after a gathering on Nov 29, 2020, soon after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his month to month radio program Mann ki Baat, indicated uphold for the new farm laws, saying the "agri changes" have "emancipated" the farmers and provided them "new rights and openings". 

A large number of farmers probably in thousands are waiting on the outdoors of Delhi as their dissent against the centre's petulant horticultural laws enters the 4th day.

Important highlights on the story:

Farmer's clarify the reason behind the protest:

Annoyed farmers are questioning the BJP driven government on the need for the new farming laws, characterized by the central government as horticultural changes that satisfy their long-standing needs. The country's government is just keen on the well-being of the corporates, said the farmer representatives in the midst of the three month long tumult that has prompted the "Delhi Chalo protest".

One of the farmer representatives said, "the central government is saying much regarding the competence and effectiveness of the new laws. A meeting happened on the 13th of this month where we approached them asking which farmer has requested these laws."

Referring to the public authority's "One country one market" proverb, a farm leader stated: "The truth is that in 1976, we held a tumult against zonal limitations. We were unable to remove wheat from Punjab. 1,450 farmer's were placed in prison for 40 days. In November 1976, the high court, in a request, said the govt. authorities can't prevent farmer's from selling their produce anyplace in the nation. In 1977, the Janata Party government announced that the entire nation will be a solitary zone."

People staying 1,200 kilometres away are addressed by Amit Shah, but why not farmer's:

Congress inquired as to why Union Home Minister, Amit Shah could address the public 1,200 km away in Hyderabad however not meet opposing farmers 15 kilometres away.

"The farmer's are hovering in the city in this cold weather, yet the Home Minister says that he won't have a discussion before they come to Burari. In the event that you can venture out 1,200 km to address a public gathering in Hyderabad, at that point why not converse with the farmers only 15 km away," Congress representative Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

Agriculture Minister asked farmers not to be agitated and start preparing for talks: 

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister has requested the farmers not to be agitated and start preparing for talks. The centre is ready for talks once agitation on the farmer's part decreases.

"The centre has proposed to meet for the fourth time on December 3rd. Thus, talks are as of now going on, no one should assume that the centre isn't prepared for it. The centre is open for talks, however farmer associations should be ready for it. They should leave the course of tumult and pick the method of talks," said Mr Tomar.

BJP leader said that "anti-national parties" have carjacked the Farmers' agitation and protest:

The government is prepared to converse with the farmers to address their doubts and mistrust about the new farming laws, yet their agitation appears to have been "carjacked by anti- govt." forces, the BJP's Uttarakhand unit commented. They also added that farmers are also misled by the Congress and other political parties regarding the new laws.

"Supportive of Pakistan and favorable to Khalistan trademarks are being yelled in the tumult which appears to have been captured," BJP general secretary responsible for party undertakings in Uttarakhand Dushyant Kumar Gautam affirmed at a question and answer session. He also added that Individuals coming in fancy vehicles and in brilliant garments can't be farmers.

Chief Minister of Haryana pummels Punjab counterpart for the absence of coordination on farmers protest:

Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar hits back at his Punjab counterpart, Amarinder Singh over the "absence of coordination" on farmers' fight.

"In the event that any risky circumstance emerges due to Covid, the Punjab government will be liable for it. I attempted to address Amarinder Singh on this issue yet he denied accepting any call. Later when I demonstrated the verification, he was left stunned," Khattar said.

"A state's Chief Minister doesn't utilize cuss words against another state's CM. I won't remark on this, individuals are now communicating their perspectives via online media and somewhere else. Provoking the protest is a pre-arranged methodology of Congress and the Punjab government," the Haryana CM said.

"Ranchers have nothing to do with it. It has been captured by psychological oppressors and against public powers. Individuals coming in fancy vehicles and in brilliant garments can't be ranchers," he said.

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