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Farmers Protest Highlights: Farmer leader accuses Pubjab government of 'playing match with the Centre'

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) declared on Sunday that it would observe 'Quit WTO Day' on February 26 and that the World Trade Organization's 13th ministerial conference, which is set to take place in Abu Dhabi on February 26–29, should exert pressure on developed nations to keep agriculture out of the WTO. Yesterday, farmers camping on Punjab's border with Haryana, to press the Union government for various demands, burnt effigies and raised slogans demanding the agriculture sector be taken out of the WTO agreement. On Tuesday, Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that the SKM had not been in favour of the 'Dilli Chalo' march. Here are the highlights.
Last Updated 27 February 2024, 17:28 IST
Highlights
02:2827 Feb 2024

Farmer leader accuses Pubjab government of 'playing match with the Centre'

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SKM was not in favour of 'Dilli Chalo' call, says farmer leader Pandher

15:4627 Feb 2024

SKM was not in favour of 'Dilli Chalo' call, says farmer leader Pandher

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher on Tuesday said several meetings were held with the Samyukta Kisan Morcha over the issue of 'Dilli Chalo' call but it was not in favour of the march to the national capital.

Pandher said this while responding to the SKM's claims in the media that it was neither invited nor consulted before deciding about the 'Dilli Chalo' call.

13:3027 Feb 2024

Farmers on Monday burnt effigies to protest against WTO 

Farmers camping on Punjab's border with Haryana, to press the Union government for various demands, burnt effigies and raised slogans demanding the agriculture sector be taken out of the WTO agreement.

09:1827 Feb 2024

A tale of two farmer protests — one in 1917, the other in 2024

Police use water cannons to disperse farmers protesting at Delhi-UP border during 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra' in New Delhi. Image for representation only.

Police use water cannons to disperse farmers protesting at Delhi-UP border during 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra' in New Delhi. Image for representation only.

Credit: PTI Photo

The Champaran Satyagraha, which resulted in the advent of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle as a colossus, began with him admittedly breaking a law for the cause of farmers

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08:3027 Feb 2024

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Farmers during their protest over various demands, including a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) for crops and farm loan waiver, at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border, in Patiala district.

Farmers during their protest over various demands, including a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) for crops and farm loan waiver, at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border, in Patiala district.

Credit: PTI Photo

Adopting a more liberal MSP formula or providing a legal guarantee to the MSP would not work. Farmers’ desperate situation calls for a fundamentally different policy solution.

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(Published 27 February 2024, 02:49 IST)

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