Government-Farmers Talks: “Aur Ghar Wapsi Only If You Do Law Wapsi”


The ongoing dispute between the farmers and the Centre is still intensified and no permanent solution to the problem is been made in the previous meeting made. The eight-round of the talks between both the protesting farmers and the government again failed without any permanent solution. 

As per the reports, the next meeting will be on 15th January for the ongoing protest where the farmers demand on the abolishing of the recently passed Farm laws. The farmers are still on the demand that their protest will be ended if the Centre repeal the three farm laws. The farmers stated to government that their ‘Ghar Wapsi’ from their protest sites on Delhi borders can only happen only after the ‘Law Wapsi’. But the centre commanded talks must be restricted to argumentative clauses and ruled out a complete withdrawal of Acts. 

According to the sources in the meeting, no such talks were made and the next meeting is scheduled after keeping the date of Supreme Court on 11th January. The Supreme court will look into all the legality of the three Farm laws and then the issue of the farmers regarding the three laws. 

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Railways, Commerce and Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash who have been holding up the talks with unions at Vigyan Bhawan stated that he is quite hopeful that soon there will be a permanent solution and in the future meeting there will be a positive atmosphere. He even appealed the unions for the discussion on the laws but the farmer leader will not change their demand and stood by it and also demanded that the new Acts must be withdrawn. 

On 4th January the seventh round of the meeting was held where the union were united with their demand while the government wanted to discuss only the problematic clauses or any alternative to end this long on going protest. 
Thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and from several other states are protesting in and around Delhi over the past couple of weeks against the three new Farm laws- Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

As per the report over 60 farmers, protesters have died till now due to the extreme weather conditions. 

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