Social Boycott of BJP-JJP Leaders Continues; SKM Demands Government to Restart Talks

SKM stated that farmers gathered in Dhrauli Khera village of Uchana in Jind (Haryana) yesterday, to ensure DCM Dushyant Chautala does not enter the village.

Government of India Forcing Farmers To Stay Put At Delhi Borders 

The Government of India forces protesting farmers to stay put at the morchas without any formal communication so far about acceptance with regard to their pending demands – Farmers continue to wait for positive developments, and for their legitimate demands to be met

The President of India has given his assent to the farm laws repeal bill passed by both Houses of Parliament of India. A Gazette Notification has been issued to give effect to the repeal, and with this, one important battle has been formally ended, with the protesting farmers scoring a major first victory against their elected government.

Meanwhile, the stand-off continues, with the Government of India forcing protesting farmers to stay put at the morchas, without any formal communication with regard to their pending demands. Farmers continue to wait patiently for positive developments, and for their legitimate demands to be fully met by the Government. All pucca morchas are continuing at dozens of toll plazas and other locations including in places like Rewa in Madhya Pradesh (333rd day), in Wardha of Maharashtra, in Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, and so on.

SKM reminds the Government delegation that they stood in silence to pay homage to the martyrs during the formal talks last year

The government of India has stated yet again on the floor of the Parliament that they have no record of deaths of protesting farmers. The farmers’ movement feels perplexed by the Government as it continues to deny the very high price that the struggle had to pay to secure the basic rights of citizens. SKM reminds the Government delegation that they stood in silence to pay homage to the martyrs during the formal talks last year and know very well about the sacrifice of the martyrs. This movement has a record of all the brave martyrs of the movement and is waiting for the Government to fulfill the demand for rehabilitation of the kin of the martyrs, amongst other demands, by making this record as the initial basis for urgent intervention.

Social boycott of BJP-JJP leaders continues

The SKM-announced social boycott of BJP-JJP leaders continues in states like Haryana. Farmers in large numbers gathered in Dhrauli Khera village of Uchana in Jind (Haryana) yesterday, to ensure that Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala does not enter the village, and succeeded in the same.

Farm unions associated with SKM in Haryana held a meeting yesterday, and in addition to reiterating the six pending demands from SKM, pointed out that Haryana Government is expected to repeal the state-level amendments to Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Act 2013 (LARR 2013). They also demanded from the state government that it withdraws the undemocratic legislation passed to curb farmers’ protests in the state called ‘Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property During. Disturbance to Public Order Act, 2021’.

SKM notes that Haryana Government’s representatives are repeatedly saying that they will act on the Centre’s instructions when it comes to withdrawing hundreds of cases filed against tens of thousands of farmers. It is obvious that BJP state governments are waiting for the Centre to act on this matter, and in any case, cases in locations like Delhi and Chandigarh have to be withdrawn directly by the Union Government. SKM asks the Government of India to move forward formally in this matter, which is one of the pending demands of the movement.

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