New Delhi: whilst the fourth round of talks between the Centre and therefore the representatives of agitating farmers at the Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday did not reach any conclusion, the govt gave adequate hints of softening its stance on some demands of the farmers, protesting against the new farm laws. Subsequent round of talks will now be persisted Dec 5.
The meeting, which lasted for seven-and-a-half hours, started at Vigyan Bhavan on Thursday at 12.30 pm within the presence of Tomar, Railway and Commerce, and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash. the govt had requested the farmers` representatives to submit their objections in writing in order that each point might be discussed, which the farmers did.
More than 40 farmer organizations took part within the talks while this number was 35 within the third round of talks. The govt is known to possess told the representatives of farmers that the farm laws won`t be rolled back, but added that it’s considering to require some new measures on a number of their demands. Regarding apprehensions about the APMCs (mandis), the Govt is learned to possess said that it’s getting to start the registration of traders.
Ahead of the talks, a gathering was also held between Home Minister Amit Shah and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. During this meeting, Amarinder Singh urged the govt for the first resolution of the dispute. After this meeting, CM Amarinder said, “I came to satisfy the home Minister to reiterate our position and to form an invitation to him and therefore the farmers to resolve this soon because this (agitation) affects the economy of my Punjab also because the security of the state.”
The Punjab CM’s statement justified the stand of Zee News that some anti-national elements try to hijack this agitation. When it had been earlier reported that Khalistani supporters have entered into this movement, Zee News was trolled on social media and was termed anti-farmer.
This fear of Punjab CM is clear because the state shares a border of over 500 kilometers with the neighboring nation of Pakistan, which is probably going to require advantage of this example to activate anti-India forces. Within the 1980s, Punjab has witnessed a dark phase of terrorism that lasted till 1990, but it also witnessed the tragic demise of former Prime Minister Gandhi.
In the name of this movement, Indians settled abroad also are being instigated by Khalistani terror organizations. The name of 1 such organization, Sikh For Justice, came to the fore for extending monetary help of Rs 7.5 crores to the agitating farmers. Watching these developments, Captain Amarinder Singh’s apprehension features a concrete edifice of fear.
Notably, several people have come to the fore to return their award in protest against the Centre’s new farm laws. of those personalities, Akali Dal veteran and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal returned his Padma Vibhushan award. During a separate announcement, dissident Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa also said he will return the Padma Bhushan conferred on him last year.
Meanwhile, 27 players have also announced to return their awards received from the govt to precise their solidarity with the farmers’ movement. The most important name among these players is of Pargat Singh, former captain of the Indian team. In 1998, Pargat Singh was awarded the Padma Shri.
The government had requested the farmers` representatives to submit their objections in writing in order that each point might be discussed, which the farmers did. More than 40 farmer organizations took part within the talks while this number was 35 within the third round of talks
The government is known to possess told the representatives of farmers that the farm laws won’t be rolled back. It, however, added that it’s considering to require some new measures on a number of their demands.