• Farmers End Year-Long Agitation As Centre Agrees To Meet All Demands

    This decision comes after the Centre accepted all the demands put forward by the protesting farmers

    After an intense protest of 15 months, the farmer unions called off their agitation on Thursday. They will be heading home on December 11.

    This decision comes after the Centre accepted all the demands put forward by the protesting farmers, including the withdrawal of all agitation-related cases and compensation to the farmer families who had died during the protests against the contentious farm laws.

    The farmers' union have announced a Fateh Ardas (victory prayer) at 5:30 pm today, and a Fateh March (victory march) at Singhu and Tikri protest sites on Delhi's borders on December 11 around 9 am, as per reports.

    On Wednesday, the Centre sent a written draft proposal to the SKM's five-member committee following a November 21 letter from the SKM to Prime Minister Narendra Modi listing six demands. Farmers had pointed out that repeal of the contentious laws was only one of the several concerns they had raised, and refused to leave after Modi announced the cancelling of the laws and requested them to go back. 

    The Centre, as part of its offer, has agreed to form a committee to decide the MSP issue.

    The Centre has also agreed to drop all police cases against farmers including, stubble burning complaints and those filed by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in connection with violent clashes with security forces over the past several months. 

    It has assured the farmers that all cases against them relating to the protests will be immediately withdrawn and has appealed to all states to do the same.

    Both the houses of the Parliament passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill on the first day of the Winter Session on November 29. President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the bill and finally, the three farm laws were repealed.
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