Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced the Government of India’s decision to repeal “all three anti-farmer, pro-corporate black laws” first brought in as Ordinances in June 2020. He chose to announce this on Guru Nanak Jayanti.
In a statement, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha welcomed this decision and said that it will wait for the announcement to take effect through due parliamentary procedures.
“If this happens, it will be a historic victory of the one year long farmers’ struggle in India. However, nearly 700 farmers have been martyred in this struggle. The central government’s obstinacy is responsible for these avoidable deaths, including the murders at Lakhimpur Kheri,” said the Morcha.
SKM also reminded the Prime Minister that the agitation of farmers is not just for the repeal of the three black laws, but also for a statutory guarantee of remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and for all farmers.
“This important demand of farmers is still pending. So also is the withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill. SKM will take note of all developments, hold its meeting soon and announce further decisions,” SKM said in the statement.
The statement was issued by Balbir Singh Rajewal, Dr Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Hannan Mollah, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakkaji’ and Yudhvir Singh