Indian farmers to step up protests after rejecting offer to defer controversial new laws

NEW DELHI: Indian farmers on Friday rejected an offer by the government to defer three farm reform laws for one-and-half years, warning they would step up protests as they seek a repeal of the laws and a guarantee on minimum crop prices.

Farm leaders said hundreds of thousands of farmers from neighbouring states including Haryana, Punjab and western Uttar Pradesh would drive tractors through New Delhi on January 26, the Republic Day national holiday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join a parade of military forces.

Although some former government officials have expressed concern that the protests could turn violent, the leaders said they would remain peaceful and urged the police to grant permission for the convoy to enter the capital.

The 11th round of talks between government officials led by Agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar and forty farm leaders earlier on Friday was inconclusive. Farmers stuck to their demands while the government urged them to consider its offer to hold discussions to address their concerns after deferring the laws.

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“There is a sort of deadlock as the government repeated the offer of deferring the laws, which is not acceptable,” Darshan Pal, one of the farm leaders told reporters after the meeting.

Modi’s government has said that the laws introduced in September will unshackle farmers from the obligation of selling produce only at regulated wholesale markets. But the farmers say the bills are designed to benefit private buyers.

Tomar said the government was committed to the reforms.

“If (farm leaders) agree with our proposal, we can meet tomorrow,” he said.

Hundreds of thousands of farmers have been camping on the outskirts of national capital for nearly two months, blocking some of the roads connecting New Delhi with neighbouring states.

Supporting the farmers, the main opposition Congress party said on Friday that the government had shown “shocking insensitivity and arrogance” towards farmers and urged it to accept their demands.

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  1. The Farmers have to understand some simple things !

    GOI is bankrupt !
    They will NOT pay MSP for any crop
    The GOI staffing will be CUT by 50% in the next 5 years
    Even Internal Security like CRPF … will be CUT (Like with the Blackwater Model)
    AI and Nano will make farmers OBSOLETE as 5 nations in Africa will be able to feed the world
    All Farm Subsidies will BE CUT – by MAKING FARMING UNVIABLE
    GOI and Bania need land – so by MAKING FARMING UNVIABLE – large land tracts will be freed and land rates will fall
    GOI and Bania need WATER – (as China and Pakistan will take over KASHMIR AND SO INDIA WILL HAVE NO WATER IN THE WEST AND CHINA WILL BLOCK THE BRAHMAPUTRA IN THE EAST)
    Industry and IT and services and the Middle class trash need gazillion litres of water – which will COME BY KILLING AGRICULTURE !
    Then the GOI will use the Israelis to destroy Indian Farming by a Man made virus to kill the crops and also to kill off the farmers ( so the virus will be customised to the weedicides …etc used by the farmers)

    GOI feels FARMERS ARE A DEAD WEIGHT AND A BURDEN ! dindooohindoo

    Basically all FARMERS IN THE WORLD WILL BE OBSOLETE – But they will be aborbed – BUT IN INDIA 800 MILLION PEOPLE CANNOT BE ABSORBED

    So,if Rice is sold by FARMERS at 10/kg and the user pays Rs 100/kg,THERE IS ONLY 1 OPTION !

    KILL THE BANIA,MARWARI,GUJARATI,JAIN.KAYASTHA FILTH ! They are the shopkeepers and the marketing supply chain.THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

    If u raise the MSP for farmers ,the agri processing and retail and entertainment sector will die – and they PAY LARGE INDIRECT AND DIRECT TAXES TO THE GOI !

    QED !

    So,KILL the BANIAS and PARTITION INDIA – as the farmers NEED A COMMUNIST NATION ! THE INDIAN MEDIA IS OWNED AND RUN BY BANIAS AND BRAHMINS !

    These banias are English illiterate,and a race of liars,thieves and cheats – a race of pure Indians,id.est., they are not Rig Vedic invaders.They have atypical Indian features,and are easily identifiable.

    They sold their women for money,and so they could sell their editorials for doles from the GOI.dindooohindoo

    What is the Bania filth (Marwari-Gujarati-Kayastha ).

    It is the Bania filth who worked as spies for each invader into Hindoosthan ! They also funded the wars of the Mughals and Sakas and Huns. There is not one 1 record in history of them having stood up for anything ! They sold their women to the invaders

    The Birlas,Goenkas,Bajajs and other bania filth built their empire by sending their women to Nehru for his peccadilos.They also funded Ambedkar in London – result that – Ambedkar spoke not one word against the Bania vermin !

    95% of the NPA and Bank Frauds in North India upto the borders of the Vindhyas are on account of Bania vermin ! No one talks of the said statistic as every media house is owned and managed by banias or has 75% of the advert revenue from Banias

    To hide all of the above and their history,the bania media owners are now,paragons of ethics,morality, JINGOISM,PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM and democracy.These rats who did not shed their urine, in a single war of the Hindoo nation,since the war of “Bharata”,are exhorting Indians to die for the natoon,and also,exhorting the dubious courage of foolish Indian soldiers from poor,backward and destitute families. (who are getting slaughtered in Galwan or Kashmir)

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