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Farmers’ Agitation: Decision Deferred as Candlelight Marches and Seminars Planned

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Farmers’ Agitation: Decision Deferred as Candlelight Marches and Seminars Planned

Team Clarion

In a significant development, farmers leading the protest against the contentious agricultural laws have decided to pause their march to Delhi until February 29.

CHANDIGARH– Following a temporary halt to their Dilli Chalo march, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (non-political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM) have announced a postponement in their decision-making process, with the next update on their agitation scheduled for February 29. In the interim, a symbolic candlelight march is slated to take place at both the Shambhu and Khanauri inter-state borders between Punjab and Haryana on Saturday.

Sarwan Singh Pandher, the general secretary of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, revealed plans for seminars on the World Trade Organization to be conducted on Sunday, featuring participation from intellectuals.

Monday will witness the burning of effigies representing major corporations and BJP leaders, followed by individual meetings of SKM (non-political) and KMM on the subsequent day. A joint gathering is set for Wednesday, culminating in the announcement of the next course of action on Thursday. Pandher emphasized, “Till then we will not move further.”

In Haryana, police have eased their stance against farmer leaders, retracting a proposal to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against them. However, tear gas was utilized in Hisar to disperse farmers aiming to converge at the Khanauri inter-state border to join fellow protesters.

Meanwhile, in Punjab, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced a compensation package of ₹1 crore and a government job for the sister of deceased farmer Shubhkaran Singh, who lost his life during the protests. However, the family rejected the offer, insisting on justice instead. They have vowed not to permit Shubhkaran’s post-mortem until the perpetrator responsible for his demise is apprehended.

The Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), a constituent of the SKM, staged demonstrations at 47 locations across Punjab to protest Singh’s tragic death.

As tensions persist and negotiations continue, the farming community remains resolute in their demands for justice and equitable treatment.

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