Headlines December 10, 2020
Protests to continue as farmers reject government proposal
With farmers from across India protesting in Delhi, central government has not agreed to scrap all three farm laws as per their demand. After meeting with union minister Amit Shah on Tuesday failed, government on Wednesday said that Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops will remain. This was given as a written proposal to farmer group representatives to which they denied. Farmers stated that they would settle for nothing less than scrapping of all three bills.
A scheduled meeting with union agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar was also cancelled after which farmer groups met at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border). They announced further protests in days to come. This includes full closure of Delhi-Jaipur highway, blocking of toll plazas and boycott of Reliance malls and products. Farmers also stated that there would be nation-wide protests by 14 December.
Thousands of farmers from across the nation are braving extreme weather conditions and cold climate in Delhi to raise their demands to central government. A 32-year-old farmer named Ajay Moor from Sonipat reportedly died of Hypothermia after protesting for ten days. He was sleeping in a park.
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