New Delhi: A national conference has been organized at the Singhu border from Thursday to mark the completion of nine months of farmers' protest against three agricultural laws brought by the central government. The two-day conference will be attended by 1,500 representatives from farmers, women, youth, and workers' organizations. The objective of the conference is to provide "momentum and expansion" to the farmers' movement.
The conference will have three sessions on Thursday, including the inaugural session, one session each on industrial workers, agricultural laborers, rural, poor and tribal people. The conference is likely to discuss "repealing all three pro-corporate agricultural laws, legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP) of all crops, repeal of the Electricity Bill, 2021 and non-trial of farmers under the Air Quality Management Commission Bill 2021 in NCR and surrounding areas."
Tell you that farmers have been protesting against the Centre's three agricultural laws on the borders with Delhi since November last year. They repeatedly expressed fear of abolishing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of laws and making them a crown of mercy for big corporates. There have been 10 rounds of discussions between the government and farmers, but the deadlock between the two sides still persists.