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Farmers accept government’s revised proposals, will decide tomorrow on suspending protests | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The protesting farmers on Wednesday accepted the revised proposal of the government accepting all their pending demands to end the year-long protests at the borders of the national capital.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, will meet on Thursday at the Singhu border to take a formal decision to end the agitation.
“We are in agreement with the government regarding our demands. We will decide about suspending the agitation after the meeting tomorrow. No decision has been taken yet on calling off agitation. Another meeting of SKM will be to be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 12 noon,” farmer leader and SKM core committee member Gurnam Singh Chaduni said.
The SKM, which held a meeting today, said a consensus has been reached on the proposals and they are now awaiting a formal communication on government letterhead.
“Consensus has reached on government’s fresh proposal. Now, a formal communication signed on the government’s letterhead is awaited. SKM will meet again tomorrow at twelve noon, at Singhu Border, to take a formal decision thereafter to lift the morchas,” the SKM said in a statement.
The government today sent a revised proposal to the farmers after they expressed apprehension over the initial draft sent by the government on Tuesday.
The government had initially proposed to withdraw all cases against protesting farmers after they ended their agitation. However, the farmers rejected this and demanded a written assurance on taking back of cases before they called off their stir.
The farmers have continued with their protests despite the government withdrawing the three farm laws.




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