Protests against the three agricultural laws reached day 37 on Friday, the first day of a new decade. Sixth round of talks took place between the government and the farmers’ unions on Wednesday, with the two sides arriving at a consensus on two of the four issues raised by the farmers. On the other hand, impasse continues on the two main demands: valid assurance on Minimum Strengthen Price (MSP) and total rollback of the contentious laws. On the other hand, as the assembly took place in a “positive” atmosphere, and ended with a consensus on two demands, the farmer leaders postponed till January 4, their proposed tractor rally against the laws. January is the date the seventh round of talks will take place.
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Thursday, day 36 of the stir, saw Kerala grow to be the first state to pass a resolution against the laws. Also on Thursday, a group of farmers, protesting at the Rajasthan-Haryana border, broke police barricades and entered Haryana, even as the Haryana Police fired tear gas shells and water cannons .Thousands of farmers, chiefly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting on quite a lot of borders of Delhi since November 26, demanding a repeal of what they describe as “black laws.” They have got repeatedly stressed that they have got come prepared for the “long haul” and won’t go back till the laws are repealed.
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Of the six round of talks, four have taken place in December itself, on 1, 3, 5 and 30 December.
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Anti-farm law protests enter day 37
Protests against the three farm laws entered day 37 on Friday, two days after the sixth round of talks between the government and the farmers’ unions ended with the two sides agreeing on two of the four demands raised by the farmers.