This Open Letter with a risk to proceed pre-deliberate rallies and morchas got here after a marathon assembly of the 40-odd representatives of all of the taking part organisations of the SKM, two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced that the federal government intends to repeal the three contentious farm laws handed by the Parliament final yr.
The open letter reminded PM Modi that the repeal of the three farm laws was not the one demand by the agitating farmers and that there have been three different demands.
Farmers’ first and the foremost demand is to make the minimal assist value (MSP) that’s primarily based on the method of C2+50 per cent (means 50 per cent above the price of manufacturing) as a authorized proper for all crops and for all farmers. The letter reminded the Prime Minister that it was a committee underneath his chair that had in 2011 beneficial this to the then Prime Minister and his authorities later introduced it within the Parliament too.
The second demand is to withdraw the draft Power Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020/2021, which, the SKM mentioned, the federal government had promised to withdraw however inserted it within the Parliament’s proceedings.
Removal of provisions to punish farmers (who burn stubble) underneath the Commission for Air Quality Management Act for Delhi and its Surrounding Regions (CAQM) Act, which did take away the availability that termed farmers as “criminal” however retained the part 15 that may nonetheless punish the farmers.
The Morcha letter mentioned that they had numerous hopes relating to these three demands however the Prime Minister’s handle to the nation didn’t make any particular bulletins relating to these, the SKM mentioned including, “There are several other issues that have been raised during the last one year or so of our agitation, which too need to be looked into immediately.”
Cases have been lodged towards lots of of farmers from Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and plenty of different states since June 2020 until now ought to be withdrawn with instant impact; droop and arrest Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, who’s an accused underneath part 120B in reference to the Lakhimpur Kheri tragedy (the place 4 farmers amongst others have been killed as a automotive mowed them down) and compensation and rehabilitation of the households of about 700-odd farmers who’ve misplaced their lives throughout the course of this agitation, the SKM mentioned and demanded land for a Shaheed Smriti Smarak (Martyrs’ Memorial) at Singhu Border.
Earlier within the day, at its first assembly on the Kisan Andolan headquarters at Singhu Border in north Delhi after the announcement made by the Prime Minister, SKM – the consortium of farmers organisations and different NGOs – had determined to proceed with all of the introduced programmes as per plan.
It consists of the ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ at Lucknow on Monday; ‘Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Diwas’ on Sir Chhotu Ram’s start anniversary on November 24; a gathering on November 27 to assessment developments, if any, and ‘Dilli Border Morche pe Chalo’ on November 26, an announcement from the SKM mentioned, including, “We appeal to all citizens who are part of the movement to take part in all the events and hold state level farmer-worker protests in states far away from Delhi.”
The SKM mentioned it’ll additionally go forward with its ‘Sansad Chalo’ march on November 29.