‘Historic’ Victory, says SKM, but Statutory Guarantee for MSP for all Farm Produce Still Pending
New Delhi: Hailing the “historic” victory of the year-long farmers’ movement against the three Central ‘black’ farm laws, which forced the Narendra Modi government to announce their repeal, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said they welcome the move “and will wait for the announcement to take effect through due parliamentary procedures.”
In a statement issued after Prime Minister Modi announced that the laws would be repealed in the upcoming Winter session of Parliament, the SKM, the farmers collective of over 40 unions and associations that’s spearheading the protests, alos reminded the PM that the “agitation of farmers is not just for the repeal of the three black laws, but also for a statutory guarantee of remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and for all farmers.
Read the full statement below:
SKM Press Statment
The Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi announced the Government of India's decision 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 due parliamentary procedures. If this happens, it will be a historic victory of the one year long farmers' struggle in India. However, nearly 700 farmers have been martyred in this struggle. The central government's obstinacy is responsible for these avoidable deaths, including the murders at Lakhimpur Kheri.
SKM also reminds the Prime Minister that the agitation of farmers is not just for the repeal of the three black laws, but also for a statutory guarantee of remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and for all farmers. This important demand of farmers is still pending. So also is the withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill. SKM will take note of all developments, hold its meeting soon and announce further decisions.
*Issued by -*
Balbir Singh Rajewal, Dr Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Hannan Mollah, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shivkumar Sharma 'Kakkaji', Yudhvir Singh
*Samyukta Kisan Morcha*
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