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Farmers likely to call off 15-month protest today after Central government agreed with all demands

Farmers likely to call off 15-month protest today after Central government agreed with all demands

On Wednesday, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced that their 15-month agitation will be called off at noon on Thursday, but only after receiving the final copy of the Union government's revised proposal, which has been accepted their demands.

After accepting a second proposal from the Union government, a five-member union panel decided, including assurances on (MSP) minimum support price and withdrawal of police cases registered during the distress in various states.

Ashok Dhawle, one of the five committee members, which held consideration with the government, said they had received a change draft proposal from the Central government. The Central government had accepted the demands.

He added.

"We will get a final copy of the draft proposal at 12pm on Thursday. After holding a meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha leaders at Singhu border, we will formally take a call on reducing power of protests,"

"The consent was reached after the Central government agreed to take back all cases registered against farmers during the farm protest and for straw burning.

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One of the committee members said.

"The government also assured us we would table the Electricity Amendment Bill. The Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments have also agreed to give a compensation of ₹5 lakh and a job to the relatives of deceased farmers on the Punjab government's lines. Moreover, the government also agreed to our demands to include only SKM leaders in the MSP committee, apart from officials from state, center, and agricultural experts," 

As per credible sources, SKM's five-member committee had removed their demand of sacking union minister Ajay Mishra from their proposal being sent to the government.

Khaps pass resolutions to accept SKM's final decision.

Haryana's various khap representatives attended a meeting chaired by Ahlawat khap president Jai Singh Ahlawat at the Tikri border. They passed a resolution to follow the SKM committee's decision regarding the ongoing agitation.

Ahlawat added.

"If the SKM leaders ask us to go back home, we will follow their decision and if they ask us to stay at Delhi borders, we will continue to sit here. We urged them to ensure that all cases should be taken back before calling-off this agitation,"

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