Farmers set to end protest as government softens stand
New Delhi : Farmers from Northern India, who have been protesting outside the Delhi borders for more than 15 months now, are all set to end their protest as government scrapped the three farm laws and is on the brink of hitting a deal on MSP.
A lengthy meeting of farmer leaders from the Samyukt Kisan Morcha was held Tuesday evening at Singhu on the Delhi border. The meeting, however, ended on no agreement and the discussion on the same will continue on Wednesday.
According to media reports, it has been said that the government has agreed to give a written assurance on demands that include a legal guarantee for MSP and all cases related to the protest against farmers will also be dropped.
Sources mentioned in the report said the centre, as part of its offer, would form a committee to decide the MSP issue. The committee will consist of government officials, agriculture experts and reps from the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body of farmer unions that has led this protest.
While it appears that the farmers are happy with the Centre's offer, the only hurdle is that the government wants farmers to go back and end protest before the cases against them are dropped.
The farmers constituted a five-member panel to hold talks - talks that were to include their demand to legalise MSP and withdraw police cases against the protesters.