New Delhi: Farmers at the Delhi borders have said that say their protests will continue till the formal cancellation of the three contentious farm laws.
On Friday, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced the cancellation of farm laws Friday. The official withdrawal of the laws will take place only when parliament’s Winter Session that will begin at the end of this month.
The cabinet approval for the withdrawal of the laws is expected on Wednesday. Winter Session begins on November 29, during which the bill for repealing the laws will be passed.
They have also demanded a law on minimum support prices, and withdrawal of the police cases filed against many of them over the last year, reports said.
Reports quoting Balbir Singh Rajewal at the Delhi-Haryana border in Singhu said: “We have discussed the repeal of farm laws. After this, some decisions were taken. The pre-decided programmes of the SKM (Sanyukta Kisam Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers) will continue as it is.”
The programmes include a farmers’ meet in Lucknow on November 22, gatherings at all borders on November 26 and a march to parliament on November 29, reports quoting Rajewal further saying.
The farmers also said they will write an open letter to Narendra Modi listing their demands.
Since November last year, thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have been camping outside Delhi, demanding that the Government of India cancel the laws.