Farmers welcome governments proposal in the tenth round of talks

The problems faced by the farmers, according to the centre, shall be resolved by a committee. The current laws will be on hold for one and a half years.
Farmers welcome governments proposal in the tenth round of talks
Farmer leader Gurbaksa Singh Barnala said that the farmers will intensify the stirIANS

The farmer leaders welcomed the suggestion made by the central government to settle the newly-adopted farm laws.

The problems faced by the farmers, according to the centre, shall be resolved by a committee. The current laws will be on hold for one and a half years.

Farmer leaders said that they would consult members in all farmer organisations and then notify the government of their stand at the eleventh meeting scheduled for Saturday. They also mentioned that this proposal of the government is worth considering.

Farmer leader Shivkumar Kakka, being a part of the tenth meeting held between the farmers and the government, said, "We do not trust the committee, but the government has offered to put the laws on hold... It is definitely a matter to consider. We will discuss this and eventually try to form an opinion."

"The Central government told us that it would submit an affidavit in the Supreme Court to put the laws on hold. Implementation of laws would be put on hold till the issues are resolved This proposal of the government is worth considering," said another farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh, who was present in the meeting.

Reacting on the development, All India Kisan Sabha General Secretary Hanan Mullah said: "The government said in the meeting that by submitting an affidavit in the court, it can put the law on pause for a year and a half. Meanwhile, we will go by the report that would be provided by the committee."

"Now all the farmers associations will discuss the government's proposal on January 21 and reply to the government on January 22. Also, the attitude of farmer leaders has always been positive."

Finally, after the holding talks over ten times, both the parties' came to a common ground. Its been over a month now, the farmers have been protesting in the chilly weather of Delhi. If the farmer unions agree to this suggestion made by the government, all the farmers will return from Delhi.

(With inputs from IANS)

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