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Samyukt Kisan Morcha to hold nationwide protests to mark one year of farmers' protest

By Rajan Nath -- November 26, 2021 8:11 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, has organised protests in different states on Friday to mark the first anniversary of the farmers' protest against three Central farm laws.

As per an official statement from Samyukt Kisan Morcha, thousands of farmers will reach the protest sites around Delhi. In Karnataka, the farmers have decided to come onto the streets especially important highways on Friday, said SKM.

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It further said, "Protests are planned in approximately 25 locations spanning all districts of Karnataka. Two of the protest locations for this highway will have people from Bangalore also joining rallies in vehicles at Srirangapatna and Chadalapura in Chikballapur district."

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In Tamil Nadu, SKM has planned rallies in all district headquarters jointly with trade unions.

"There will be protest demonstration and meeting in Chennai also. Tractor rallies are being planned into several state capitals like Raipur and Ranchi. In Kolkata in West Bengal, protest events are being organised on November 26. In Patna, the farm unions and trade unions will hold a joint march to the collectorate and submit a memorandum. Meanwhile, thousands of farmers are arriving at the morcha sites around Delhi with tractors and ration and other supplies," SKM said.

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Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre will repeal the three farm laws, Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday informed that the Union Cabinet led by the Prime Minister has completed the formalities to repeal three farm laws.

Last week, the Prime Minister said that the Centre will bring necessary bills in the winter session of Parliament beginning later this month. The Prime Minister had also announced that the government will constitute a committee to work on a new framework for Minimum Support Price (MSP).

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 has been listed for introduction and passage. Moreover, the Winter Session of Parliament will commence on November 29 and is expected to continue till December 23.

-PTC News

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