Punjab

Farm laws: SAD seeks Rs 50 lakh relief for kin of farmers died during protest

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 08, 2021 2:06 pm -- Updated:October 08, 2021 2:14 pm

Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesperson Charanjit Singh Brar has sought Rs 50 lakh each as compensation for next of kin of more than 900 farmers who died during the ongoing agitation against the three farm laws.

Charanjit Singh Brar said after the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, the Punjab Government announced a compensation of Rs 50 lakh each for the families of four farmers, who were mowed down during the protest in Uttar Pradesh on October 2.

ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਅਕਾਲੀ ਦਲ ਨੇ ਚੋਣ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨ ਨੂੰ ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਦੀ ਨਾਬਾਲਿਗ ਲੜਕੀ ਵੱਲੋ ਵੀਰ ਹਕੀਕਤ ਰਾਏ ਬੋਰਡ ਮੈਂਬਰ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ ਲਾਏ ਬਲਾਤਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਦੋਸ਼ਾਂ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ ਕਾਰਵਾਈ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ...

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However, no such announcement had been made for next of kin of more than 900 farmers, who sacrificed their life during the ongoing agitation against the three farm laws at the Delhi borders.

The SAD leader urged the Punjab Government to provide jobs to one of the family members of the affected families. He alleged that a number of farmers had been camping at the Delhi borders for more than 10 months now, but no major announcement had been made for them by the Punjab Government so far.

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Since November 26, 2019, several farmer organisations are protesting against the passage of three laws -- Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020.

Farmers fear these three laws will lead to the abolishment of the minimum support price (MSP) guaranteed by the government on select crops, and leave them at the mercy of big corporates.

8 months on, farmers' protest over three 'black laws' continues unabated - PTC NewsThe protest began on November 25, 2019, when thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, marched towards the National Capital seeking the repeal of the laws as part of 'Dilli Chalo' campaign.

-PTC News

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