Protesting Farmers in Punjab to Observe ‘Black Diwali’ Against Contested Agricultural Laws
Farmers obstruct a railway track during a protest against the new farm law, at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Wednesday, November 4,2020 (Image: PTI)
CM Amarinder Singh welcomed the positive spirit in which the farmers’ unions and the Centre held conversations on the imbroglio over the farm laws and other related problems.
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- Last Updated: November 14, 2020, 14: 53 IST
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Amidst the continued deadlock between the Centre and Punjab’s farmer unions, the protesting farmers on Saturday announced to observe ‘black Diwali’ against the ‘black’ agricultural laws.
Their day-long talks ended inconclusively in Delhi on Friday.
” We will light mashals (torches) on Diwali night as an indication of our sangharsh (protest),” a statement by the BKU Ekta (Dakaunda) stated.
A day previously, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh welcomed the favorable spirit in which the farmers’ unions and the Centre held conversations on the imbroglio over the farm laws and other associated concerns.
Describing it an useful advancement, the Chief Minister said the conference had, for the very first time, made it possible for the 2 sides to talk in an open environment and hoped it would pave the method for breaking the stalemate on the concern.
The truth that both sides came to the table and consented to discover services recommends that they had actually pertained to a shared realisation on the need to discover solutions to the prolonged crisis activated by the farm laws, he stated.
Mentioning media reports, the Chief Minister hoped the farmer unions’ internal discussions on November 18, ahead of another conference with the Main federal government on November 21, would help identify the concrete ways and suggests to thrash out the various points raised at Friday’s extensive conversations.
Punjab, which has actually suffered substantial monetary losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has actually been severely struck by the existing crisis set off by the Central farming laws, stated Amarinder Singh, as stressed on the requirement for urgent resolution of the matter in the interest of the state and all areas of its populace.
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