Farmers are set to return home today following a year-long protest against farm laws

Farmers at the Singhu border expressed their happiness and prepared to return to their homes after the Centre agreed to their pending demands in a formal letter on Thursday, after calling off their protest against farm laws.

Manpreet Singh, Executive Member of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Punjab, told ANI, “After a year of struggle, we have finally won this battle. We are relieved that the Central Government has agreed to meet our outstanding demands. We are packing here and will return to our homes on December 11 at 9 a.m.”

“However, we will not celebrate the victory because our CDS Bipin Rawat was killed in the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu,” he said.

Meanwhile, Harvinder Singh, the BKU’s General Secretary, expressed his condolences for the deaths of all 700 farmers who died during the year-long protest.

“We are disappointed that 700 of our farmers were killed during this protest. The Centre has made no statement on their behalf. When a higher-ranking official dies, the government accords them special treatment. However, this did not occur in the case of farmers. I believe that this type of treatment should be extended to all 700 deceased farmers “Harvinder stated his case.

Furthermore, Harvinder stated that the farmers did not become impediments to passing travellers.

“We never caused a snag or obstructive situation for passing travellers. The traffic flowed normally. The only time traffic was disrupted was when Andolan took place. I hope that the Centre will continue to look after farmers in the future “He continued.

According to Gurvinder Kaur, mother of a protester at the Singhu border, “Since the beginning of this uprising, my son has been protesting here. We are relieved to have won this battle after much effort. The central government made the correct decision.”

Farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws on different Delhi borders since November 26 of last year announced on Wednesday that they are suspending their year-long agitation and will leave the protest sites on December 11.

“In terms of compensation, UP and Haryana have given their in-principle consent,” it said.

Gurnam Singh Charuni, a farmer leader, said during a press conference, “We’ve decided to put our agitation on hold. On January 15, we will hold a review meeting. If the government fails to keep its promises, we may resume our protests.”

Farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws on different Delhi borders since November 26 of last year announced on Wednesday that they are suspending their year-long agitation and will leave the protest sites on December 11.

“In terms of compensation, UP and Haryana have given their in-principle consent,” it said.

Gurnam Singh Charuni, a farmer leader, said during a press conference, “We’ve decided to put our agitation on hold. On January 15, we will hold a review meeting. If the government fails to keep its promises, we may resume our protests.”

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