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Farmers pay homage to those who lost their lives during ongoing agitation against Centre’s new farm laws
Farmers and members of Hind Mazdoor Kisan Samiti took out a tractor march towards Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in support of the new farm laws.
The farmers across the country on Sunday paid homage to those who lost their lives during ongoing agitation against the Centre's new agriculture-related laws.
Farmers protesting at Nirankari Samagam ground in Burari took out a procession to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during ongoing farmers' agitation.
"Farmers across the country are paying homage to those martyrs who died during this movement," news agency ANI quoted a farmer as saying.
Farmers from different parts of the country, including Haryana and Punjab, have been camping at various border points of Delhi for two weeks to demand a repeal of three recent farm laws of the Centre.
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The new laws are- Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Earlier today, farmers and members of Hind Mazdoor Kisan Samiti took out a tractor march towards Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in support of the new farm laws.
In a bid to reach out to the protesting farmers, the Narendra Modi government has decided to translate Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's eight-page letter to protestors into various vernacular languages.
Tomar had earlier written an open letter to the farmers on three farm laws cautioning the protestors against being used by opposition parties. The Minister while explaining the farm laws passed by Parliament this year has also tried to bust the 'myths' being propagated around the new laws.
In the second part of the letter, the Minister had appealed to the farming community not fall for anti-national forces trying to destabilise the country by using the agitation. The Minister had said that the same people are hiding behind farmers and directly or indirectly promoting unrest for their political interests.