Agitating and blocking roads in Delhi’s borders for almost 50 days now, farmers will go for their ninth round of talks today with the government. Center is looking forward to constructive discussions, said Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday.
Yesterday, the agitating farmers resorted burning of copies of the controversial farm laws to mark the Lohri festival, while the farmers’ union called for a large mobilisation of the people from all districts to Delhi for the proposed ‘Kisan Parade’ on the Republic Day.
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee called on farmers to gather in large numbers at the border of Delhi the day before for the planned parade on Republic Day.
It comes a day after the farmers’ unions announced that they would not appear before the Supreme Court committee to settle the deadlock over the contested agricultural legislation.
Though eight rounds of talks have so far failed to settle the dispute between the government and a representative-group of thousands of farmers protesting against the three farm laws, the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, stayed until further instructions to enforce the three acts and set up a four-member committee to bring an end to the deadlock.