As The farmers have been camping at various border points into Delhi for three weeks, stressing that the new farm laws be revoked as they allege it would benefit the corporates and end the traditional wholesale markets and the minimum support price regime.
So far, Around 20 farmers, many of them are from Punjab, have died either of natural factors or in road accidents.
The protests against farm laws have been over a month now, many protesting farmers have also forfeited their lives battling the bitter cold.
Two revolting farmers – one from Punjab and another from Kaithal in Haryana – died of cardiac arrest at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border in the last 24 hours.
The late have been recognized as 75-year-old Amrik Singh and 32-year-old Amarpal. Till now, nine farmers have lost their lives at Tikri border and seven of them either died of cardiac arrest or other ailments.
After a gridlock of close to 20 days, farmers have agreed on to continue talks with the Centre for the sixth round on December 29.
Yet, they have set four situations persuading the government to stop “the campaign launched by the entire state machinery to defame and malign the farmers’ movement.”
The last round of conversations between all farmers’ unions and the group of ministers led by agriculture minister Narendra Tomar, was carried on December 5.
Source: The Indian Times