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On 30 December, the sixth round of the farmers’ protest took place between both responsible parties, the Farmers representatives and the Central Government. There were hopes that the protest and the discussion will lead to the government repealing the three new agricultural laws. However, all efforts were futile.
The farmers are still persistent on abolishing the laws. The responsible protesters are now threatening to shut down malls and petrol pumps if the government does not get rid of the laws. The Agricultural Ministry officials are working over the coming weekend to prepare another table talk to bring about a change.
The government stated that they want a positive outcome for all parties and are extremely concerned about how the following decisions will lead to further protests.
On Sunday, during a protest in Haryana, the situation spun out of control where the Haryana police has to fire tear gas shells to stop a group of protesters.
Police officials stated that the protesters were given all the provisions for a peaceful protest. However, the protesters group broke the barricade and created a chaos.
In Delhi, there were three reported deaths at the Singhu and Tikri borders. Farmers have been camping at these borders for over a month now. Jagbir, 66, Jashnpreet, 18 and Shamsheer, 44, three protesters were found dead.
The three farmers’ laws passed by the Central government was to involve private corporations involvement and remove the minimum support price (MSP).
News about another group discussion following the recent complications will come out soon.
By Meena Atmakuri