Farmers reject proposals for suspension of farm laws for 18 months; No further negotiation meets scheduled

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The farmers have said a straight no to the proposal of the Government for the suspension of the farm laws for a period of 18 months and have given no consent for further negotiation.

Tension escalates

Tension escalates over the farm law issue as the farmers reject the idea of suspending the farm laws for the short term. And with the farmers planning on a tractor rally on Republic day, the government has to react now.

Nothing more to offer

Some farmers even said after the former negotiations that the government is making no solid plan to settle the issue as they are headstrong with the phrase ‘nothing more to offer to them than the suspension proposal’.

Another queer part of this 11th round of talk is that unlike its predecessors; there has been no consent from the farming community on grounds for future discussions in the matter.

The farmer’s unions which had joined hands earlier to support each other in the protest have started to get their heads heated as each of the unions sent their denial for the proposal from the government.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Railways, Commerce and Food Minister Piyush Goyal, and Minister of State for Commerce Som Prakash represented the government in the talks with the farmer unions.

What’s the next step?

The farmer’s protest has been undergoing for over 1 and a half months till now and there has been nothing for the farmers to cheer about. There have been numerous deaths reported and many people have and are suffering huge climatic changes along with the worst climate of the city.

With all this in stake; it’s in the hands of the government to devise a strategy or plan something to this nonending cruelty to those who feed us.

The Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar addressing at the launch of the Swachh Sarvekshan (Gramin)- 2017, in New Delhi on August 08, 2017.

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