Farm Laws: Farmers Celebrate; Congress to Observe 'Kisan Vijay Diwas'

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Farm Laws: Farmers Celebrate; Congress to Observe 'Kisan Vijay Diwas'
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Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Friday, 19 November, addressed the nation on the occasion of Gurpurab and announced that the Union government has decided to repeal the three contentious farm laws.

The three laws were for the benefit of the farmers but the government could not convince a section of the farmers despite the government's best efforts, Modi said.

In the coming Parliament session, the government will take constitutional measures to repeal these farm laws, Modi further said, and asked protesting farmers to call off their agitation and return to their homes.

Since PM Modi's announcement, reactions have been flowing in from politicians, congratulating the farmers on their successful agitation against the laws.


Thousands of farmers have been protesting the government’s farm laws since 26 November 2020 at the Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur borders

They have repeatedly asserted that the three laws enacted in 2020 were against their interest, while the Centre has been saying that they are pro-farmer

The Supreme Court had earlier in October stated that the protesting farmers were not responsible for the "inconvenience caused" due to the protest

Even after several rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers, the conflict remained and farmers continued protesting for almost a year

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7:09 PM , 19 Nov

From Being Called 'Anti-National' to Modi Backing Down, Farmers Say "We Stand Vindicated"

6:49 PM , 19 Nov

Farmers React to Modi's Decision: 'How Can We Celebrate? We Have Lost Too Many Lives'

The protesting farmers at the Singhu border protest site, the fountainhead of the farmers' agitation, aren't celebrating in full measure. Their relief at the announcement of the repeal is dampened by their loss - the farmers say that more than half a thousand of their fellow protesters have lost their lives during this long agitation of eleven and a half months.

5:47 PM , 19 Nov

Congress to Observe 'Kisan Vijay Diwas' on Saturday

Congress on Friday said it will observe 'Kisan Vijay Diwas' across the country on Saturday "in recognition of consistent and spirited fight of the farmers against the flawed decisions".

It has also asked state units to organise Kisan Vijay rallies/Kisan Vijay sabhas

5:18 PM , 19 Nov

Glad Farm Laws Are Being Repealed: British MP

British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi on Friday said he was glad the controversial farm laws were being repealed.

Published: 19 Nov 2021, 10:38 AM IST
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