Farmers in Punjab burn copies of farm laws on LohriPTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 13-01-2021 14:53 IST | Created: 13-01-2021 14:53 IST
Protesting farmers owing allegiance to different farm bodies held protest at many places in the state and burnt copies of new agriculture laws.
Farmers also shouted slogans against the BJP-led Centre and slammed the government for not acceding to their demands. They demanded that the new farms laws should be repealed.
“We burnt the copies of the farm laws as a mark of protest against these legislations,” said committee's general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher in Amritsar.
Similar protests are also being held at other places in Amritsar.
“Until the Centre accepts all the demands of farmers, our agitation will continue,” said Pandher.
“We will not accept these farm laws as they are not in the interest of the farming community and the government should repeal these legislations,” said a protester.
Farmers, who have been camping at the Delhi borders, are demanding a repeal of the farm laws and a legal guarantee to the minimum support price for crops.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday had stayed the implementation of controversial new farm laws till further orders and decided to set up a 4-member committee to resolve the impasse over them between the Centre and farmers' unions protesting at Delhi borders. PTI CHS VSD DVDV
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