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Government preparing to get Cabinet approval of its decision to repeal the farm laws in its next meeting. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) joint body of farmer unions leading current protests wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to immediately resume talks on the farmers’ six demands including legal guarantee to procurement of crops at minimum support price (MSP). They said, You appealed to us to go back to our home. We too want to go back and join our families after resolving the pending issues. If you want the same, then the government should immediately resume talks with the SKM on the six issues. Till then, the Morcha will continue this movement.

Listing six demands which include three fresh ones, the SKM said, You must be fully aware that the repeal of the three black laws is not the only demand of this movement. From the very beginning of the talks with the government the Morcha had raised three additional demands.

Farmer’s body asked for withdrawal of cases against farmers registered during the protests in different states.

Besides legal guarantee to MSP, the other five demands of the SKM include withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill. It also includes scrapping of provisions of fines for stubble burning in the Commission for Air Quality Management law. However they also asked for withdrawal of cases against farmers registered during the protests in different states. Further they are sacking and arrest of junior home minister Ajay Kumar Mishra over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Farmers asking compensation to the kin of around 700 farmers who died during the protests and allotment of a site.

The last three demands in the list of six are new additions which, the SKM said, have arisen during the historic movement in the last one year. Therefore these too need to be resolved immediately. They will take these demands at Mahapanchayat when the farmer leaders would articulate the rationale behind these demands. They will strongly pitch for sacking and arrest of the junior home minister who belongs to Uttar Pradesh.

Farmers welcomed the PM’s announcement about the Centre’s decision to repeal the three farm laws. The SKM in its email to him said the farmers now expect his government to fulfil the promise at the earliest and in full. Referring to the MSP issue in the list of demands, the Morcha has not only demanded legal guarantees. They also pitched for deciding MSP on the C2+50% formula (comprehensive cost including imputed cost of capital and the rent on the farmers’ own land) instead of the existing practice of following A2+FL (all paid-out cost incurred by farmers and the value of family labour) while arriving at the support price of 23 crops.

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