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Farmers continue to vacate Delhi borders after suspension of agitation

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 12, 2021 11:12 am -- Updated:December 12, 2021 11:20 am
Farmers, who were protesting against the three farm laws at the Delhi borders since November 26 last year, continued to take down their tents as they prepare to return to their home states after the suspension of the year-long agitation.

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said, "All farmers will be leaving the protest sites by December 15. The next meeting of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha will be on January 15."

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Protesting farmers return from Delhi border - Maharashtra Pradesh Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had laid siege to the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders in November 2020.

Rakesh Tikait said he would be visiting Haryana, Chandigarh and Amritsar in the next three days to end the protests in those regions.

Narendra Singh, a farmer, said, "We were in a fight and have won it. We had to return back to our homes one day. So here we are."

The farmers are heading back to their respective states in large convoys of tractors and trucks, in the same way, they arrived at the sites at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri on the outskirts of the national capital a year ago, to lodge their protest against the Centre's three farm laws.

The farmers are returning to their homes after the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Thursday announced the suspension of their year-long farmers' agitation.

Farmers' Protest, Farmers Protest Ends, Farmers Protest Ends Today: Video: Aircraft Showers Flowers On Farmers Returning Home After A Year The farmers are heading back to their respective states in large convoys of tractors and trucks.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had laid siege to the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders in November 2020 to demand the repeal of the three farm laws, which were finally withdrawn in the Winter Session of Parliament earlier this month.

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The farmers will hold a review meeting on January 15. "If the government does not fulfil its promises, we could resume our agitation," the SKM had said in its statement.

Farmers Protest December 11 Highlights: Happiness and joy as farmers return home after over a year of protest - The Financial Express On November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the Centre would bring necessary Bills in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning later this month to repeal the farm laws.

On November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre would bring necessary Bills in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning later this month to repeal the farm laws. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill on the first day of the Winter Session on November 29. President Ram Nath Kovind has also given his assent to the Bill that completes the process of repealing the three farm laws.

-PTC News

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