- SKM is expected to bring an end its 14-month agitation today.
- As per SKM, the protest willÂ be called off only after receiving the final copy of the Centreâs newÂ proposal, which accepts their demands.
- SKM will gather today at Delhiâs Singhu border to make a âformal decisionâ on ending their year-long protest against farm laws.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is expected to end its 14-month-long protest on Thursday (December 9, 2021) at 12 p.m., after obtaining the final copy of the Union governmentâs updated proposal, which accepts their demands.
This comes after the central government agreed to all of the protesting farmersâ demands, including the dropping of all agitation-related cases and compensation for the families of farmers who died during the campaign against the disputed agriculture laws.
The farmers who were protesting made the following demands:
1. Withdrawal of all agitation-related cases filed during this protest in all states and union territories, as well as under central government agencies, etc.
2. Compensation for all agitated farmersâ families who died during the agitation.
3. Farmers are not criminally liable in situations of stubble burning.
4. Before introducing the electricity adjustment bill in Parliament, the government must consult with the SKM or other farmersâ organisations.
5. A committee will be constituted to debate the minimum support price (MSP); the SKM will identify their members in the panel and submit it to the farmers.
6. The countryâs current policy on MSP and its procurement would be continued.
The SKM had asked clarity on some issues in the governmentâs plan on Tuesday, including the requirement for the dropping of âfakeâ cases against farmers.
On November 29, Parliament enacted a bill repealing three controversial farm laws, which was one of the key requests of the protesting farmers.
The standoff continues, however, with protestors asking that the government meet their other requests, which include a formal guarantee on MSP and the dropping of charges against farmers.