December 6, 2023

Farmer’s Bill 2020 Protest 2.0: Why Farmer Unions Are Unhappy Over the New Farm Laws?

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Farmer’s Bill 2020 Protest 2.0: President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to three farm bills passed by parliament on September 27 to make new laws. Most of the opposition is all related to just 1 of the three newly introduced laws. It is believed to be the FPTC Act and its prerequisites that are observed as undermining the APMC mandis. After a peaceful Diwali break, Farmers are all over the streets once again to protest these newly passed bills.

Farmer’s Bill 2020 Protest 2.0: Highlights

  • Farmers are unhappy with the new agri-based laws and are not ready for any compromise
  • Farmer unions have warned the government that they will seal Delhi borders if not allowed into the city
  • Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have joined the ‘Chalo Delhi’ march
  • Farmers are marching with tractors, trolleys, and trucks along with food supply for up to six months
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the farmers of ‘Mann Ki Baat’
  • Home Minister Amit Shah offered the farmers to gather at Burari Park in North Delhi
  • Farmer unions dismissed all the central government’s conditions and decided not to shift at the Burari Park
  • BJP Chief JP Nadda called for an urgent meeting with Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Narendra Singh Tomar at his residence
  • Farmers can get justice by following the path shown by Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj

Farmers From Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh Started the Delhi March

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have started a march towards Delhi to protest peacefully at Ram Leela Maidan or Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. But to their surprise, the Police Department stopped them at various borders of Delhi NCR. Farmers from different states have gathered with their families, including women and children, along with a food supply of up to six months. They’ve brought tractors, trucks, bikes, cars, and trolleys full of people along with supplies for food and shelter.

Farmer’s Bill 2020 Protest 2.0: What Are The Three Laws?

1. Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020:

  • Farmers can trade to “any place of production, collection, and aggregation.”
  • Allows electronic trading and e-commerce for farmers’ produce.
  • Prohibits State Governments from excessive market fees.

2. Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020

  • Provides a legal framework for farmers to enter pre-arranged contracts with buyers, including mention of pricing.
  • Provides for a dispute resolution mechanism.

3. Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020

  • Allows for the center to regulate food items through essential commodities.
  • Provides for a stock limit on agricultural produce based on price rise.

Farmer’s Bill 2020 Protest 2.0: What Is the Fuss All About?

Farmers are concerned about two things: the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and the eradication of middlemen or brokers (Bicholia). Farmers suspect that the new laws will indirectly eliminate the MSP as the provisions are not clear about guaranteed price support. Another point of concern is that the farmers will have to approach DM and SDM but not to the court for resolving any dispute.

Farmer Unions Are Unhappy Over the New Farm Laws

The NDA constituent, the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP), and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have expressed unacceptance over the farm laws, contending it would have to reconsider being in the coalition unless the legislations are disposed of.

Farmer unions protesting against the new farm laws at the Delhi border on Monday said they have come to the national capital for a decisive battle and contended that they would proceed with their uproar until their needs and demands are met. Dealing with a press conference at the Singhu border, a diplomat of protesting farmers said they want PM Narendra Modi to listen to their ‘Mann ki Baat.’ He added, ‘our demands are non-negotiable,’ and contended the sanctioning party would have to reimburse a heavy price if it does not fulfill their concerns. After which PM Modi addressed the nation on his radio show Mann Ki Baat on Sunday and denied all the farmers’ allegations by saying that these bills are best for the farmers and the country.

Singhu border was packed with farmers jamming with tractors and trolleys along with barricades and police force to stop them during their “Delhi Chalo” march against the Centre’s farm reform laws on Monday, November 29. The police force was forced to use water cannons and tear gas along with lathi-charge.

Amid endless protests by farmers at Tikri and Singhu borders, the Delhi Traffic Police on Monday instructed commuters to use alternate routes to exit and enter Haryana. Both the boundary points at Tikri and Singhu are shut down as the farmers have dismissed the Centre’s offer to move to the Burari Park in New Delhi.

■ Also Read: The Uproar Over Farm Reform Bills 2020 in Rajya Sabha: The Story of Farmer Dhanna 

Home Minister Amit Shah had addressed the farmers to move to Burari Park and settle there if they want to have a peaceful talk with the central government on or before December 3. On Sunday, farmers declared openly that they would secure and encircle five entry points into Delhi, which are Rohtak, Sonipat, Jaipur, Mathura, and Ghaziabad-Hapur, in the coming days. Farmers have also warned that they will seize all the Delhi borders and stop all sorts of transportation in and out of the city.

BJP Chief JP Nadda Called for an Urgent Meeting

Agriculture Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh met last night at BJP chief JP Nadda’s estate, hours after the farmers protesting in and around Delhi dismissed the Centre’s proposal for conditional conversations. During the day, various leaders of farmers’ organizations lent speeches from atop tractors on the Haryana side of the Singhu Border as Delhi Police persisted posted behind barriers clambered with barbed wire. Additional farmers were likely to join the uprising over the successive few days, the leaders said.

Farming Fulfills the Basic Need of Society

India is an agriculture-based country. Our ancestors have relied on farming to support their financial needs. But with time, the land has started losing its fertility. Farmers have begun relying on pesticides and fertilizers, but the basic farming need is water, and the water supply is fulfilled by Rain. According to the holy scriptures, all needs of farmers including Rain, fertility and productivity can be achieved by performing spiritual practices. 

How to Please Almighty God?

Farmers must take name initiation from True Guru Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj and practice as per instructions. Almighty God Kabir Ji is magistral in the True Devotion, and only He can bless the farmers with Rain and fertile land.

True Worship of Almighty God Kabir will provide the world with ample food. Natural calamities like drought and floods can only be eliminated by following the True Spiritual Path.

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