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Farmers Split Over Continuing Protest, Those from Punjab Wish to Return But SKM Refuses to Budge

After the historic announcement of the farm laws to be repealed by PM Modi on November 19, a distance is observed among the protesting farmers who have continued to support this protest for more than a year.

In a news report by News 18, farmers expressed their wish to return home but the SKM ‘Samyukta Kisan Morcha’ is forcing them to stay at the Delhi borders and continue the protests.

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On the other hand, farmers met CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday but the in detailed discussions about the withdrawal of cases registered against protesting farmers, compensation and a government job to the families of the farmers who died during the protests and setting up a memorial for them at Kundli border didn’t happen.

Previously, the state government said that without adequate data, they can’t provide compensation to the bereaved families. However, later on, sources revealed that CM Khattar assured that the cases will be withdrawn and compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be provided. The farmers demanded higher compensation and asked for residential plots.

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After PM Modi announced the repealing of the laws, they were repealed by the Parliament in its Winter Season on Monday under the Farm Laws Repeal Act 2021. But the demands of the farmers are not yet met.

The farmers are protesting for their other demands like a legal guarantee on MSP, and the other demands mentioned above.  The SKM stated on Friday that the farmers’ protest for the pending demands will continue as no formal assurance has yet come from the Central government. They said they didn’t receive any reply from the government after they sent a letter to the PM where they listed their 6 demands.

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