Indian farmers to suspend their protest against farm laws

Indian Farmers formally ending year-long mass protests against three controversial farm bills, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrawn it in Parliament.

Indian farmers to suspend their protest against farm laws
Indian Farmers celebrate at Delhi-Gazipur border after formally ending yearlong mass protests after the govt. repealed the farm laws, India on Dec. 9, 2021. Photographs by Rajeev Bhatt

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has declared the suspension of a yearlong protest. They announced that the farmers will head home from the protest site on Dec. 11. The decision was taken after the SKM received an official letter from the Central government — accepting all demands of farmers.

Indian Farmers celebrate at Delhi-Gazipur border after formally ending yearlong mass protests after the govt. repealed the farm laws, India on Dec. 9, 2021.

The farm union leaders will meet on Jan. 15 to discuss the status of their demands being met by the government. The government has said that a committee on minimum support price will be constituted including members of the SKM. The farmer union has stepped up with a revised draft proposal last week.