. The festival of Lohri is celebrated in many states of North India including Punjab, Haryana at the beginning of spring. On this day people collect wood and burn and pray for happiness and prosperity, but this time Lohri was not celebrated in many parts of Punjab and Haryana. On January 15, the ninth round of talks between the farmers’ organizations and the central government is proposed. Suspense remains on this dialogue between the Supreme Court’s formation of the committee and its opposition.
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Farmer leaders are about to meet on the Indus border today. In this, there are those who make strategies to intensify the peasant movement. Along with this, enthusiasts have also intensified on the tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day.
Meanwhile, farmers did not celebrate Lohri. On the Delhi-Haryana border, wood was collected in queues and around it, the farmers burnt copies of the new agricultural laws. During this time the protesting farmers raised slogans, sang songs and prayed for victory of their movement.
Paramjit Singh of United Kisan Morcha said that one lakh copies of agricultural laws were burnt on the Singhu border alone. 65-year-old Gurpreet Singh Sandhu from Haryana’s Karnal district said, “The festivities can wait.” The day the Center accepts our demand to withdraw these black laws, we will celebrate all the festivals on the same day. ”
There is currently confusion over the meeting to be held on 15 January between the representatives of the Central Government and the representatives of the farmers’ organizations. After the order of the Supreme Court, there is a churn in the government on whether to conduct the proposed meeting or not. In the eighth round of meeting between the government and farmers on January 8 to end the peasant movement, it was decided that the next round of talks would be held on January 15, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court, by ordering a committee in the case, was confused for the government Has created the situation.
Minister of State for Agriculture Purushottam Rupala said that the government is in favor of continuing the dialogue with the protesting farmers’ organizations as the Center believes that a solution can be found only through dialogue. It is noteworthy that eight rounds of talks with the government and a group of representatives of farmer organizations protesting against three new agricultural laws have so far failed to resolve the crisis.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of the three laws till further orders and constituted a four-member committee to end the deadlock, but the protesting farmers’ organizations said they would not appear before the committee as they believed That this (committee) is “pro-government”. Although they (farmer organizations) have expressed willingness to attend the ninth round of meeting to be held on 15 January, they have insisted that they will accept nothing less than the complete repeal of these laws. .
On Tuesday, Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary said that the government is willing to attend the meeting and it is up to the farmers organizations to decide what they want. Thousands of farmers have been demonstrating on the borders of Delhi since 26 November last year, demanding withdrawal of new agricultural laws.
Thousands of farmers have stood on the borders of Delhi since 26 November 2020 against the new agricultural laws of the Center. In September last year, the central government introduced all the three laws that came into force as major reforms in the agriculture sector. He says that with the introduction of these laws, the role of middlemen will end and farmers will be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country.
On the other hand, the protesting peasant organizations say that these laws will also eliminate the security shield and mandis of the MSP and farming will go into the hands of big corporate groups.