Farmers tenting at Delhi’s Singh, Tikri and Ghazipur borders will take out a victory march today as they go back to their villages in Punjab and Haryana after a 15-month agitation that pressured the center to withdraw three contentious farm legal guidelines.
Farmers are now dismantling their makeshift resorts at the border sites because the agitation, which braved forces of nature in addition to tags of “terrorists” and “Khalistan is”, attracts to a stop. They may accumulate for some ceremonies and start their adventure home.
Unique arrangements were made along the highways to greet the farmers as they head home on tractors, it’s far learned.
The victory march changed into first of all planned for the previous day, however, it changed into postponed within the wake of the tragic helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu that killed thirteen human beings, together with a leader of Defence staff popular Bipin Rawat.
Rakesh Tikait, the face of the farmers’ protest, informed news company ANI the previous day that a large group of farmers shall vacate the protest websites nowadays. “We will talk, pray and meet the those who helped us. People have begun vacating already, it’s going to take 4-5 days. I’m able to depart on December 15,” he said.
Following prime minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to cancel the three legal guidelines, farmers had stayed positioned on the protest sites, bringing up other demands that covered a criminal assure on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and withdrawal of cases registered against protesting farmers.
They introduced their selection to go back only after the center sent a written idea at the awesome needs to the five-member committee of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, which is spearheading the agitation.
The center has agreed to form a committee to decide the MSP problem. The committee will contain government officials, agriculture professionals, and representatives from Kisan Morcha. The government has additionally agreed to drop all police instances against farmers, such as stubble burning proceedings and people filed with the aid of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh police following clashes with protesters.
At the Kisan Morcha’s demand for compensation for the deaths of 700-odd farmers during the protest, the center has stated Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have given in-principle approval and Punjab has already made an assertion.
The center’s concept had come after Union home Minister Amit Shah spoke to farmer leaders over the phone to discuss outstanding issues.
With the farmers returning home after forcing the government right into a climbdown, the point of interest now shifts far from the protest websites on Delhi borders to the Assembly poll arena in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
All eyes will now be on what effect the farmers’ agitation and the ruthless tries to crush it, have on the final results of these polls, in particular in politically-vital Uttar Pradesh wherein 4 protesting farmers were run over, allegedly by using a Union Minister’s son.