Round Ten Between Farmers And Centre Postponed To January 20

The discussion to resolve the deadlock between the centre and the farmers, who are demanding for a complete rollback of the three agrarian laws will now take place tomorrow (20 January) at 2 pm at the Vigyan Bhawan

Raghav N

January 19, 2021

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The tenth round of talks between the farm union leaders and the central government that was to be held today has now been postponed to tomorrow (20 January). The announcement was made through the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare’s social media account. The two parties will meet tomorrow at 2 pm at the Vigyan Bhawan where the agriculturists are expected to stick to their demand of rolling back the three controversial farm bills.

However, the Supreme Court formulated committee to resolve the 55-days and continuing standoff between team Modi and the cultivators will sit for its first meeting at the Pusa campus in Delhi today. Though Bhupender Singh Maan, one of the four members nominated by the judges’ bench excused himself from the position, he will still join the other three panelists for the discussion today. On Saturday, a farm union requested for the apex court to remove the remaining members citing that the latter are already in favour of the centre-implemented agrarian laws.

Meanwhile, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, a 250 farm unions strong body issued a statement that if the federal administration is prolonging the ongoing debate and a solution in order to tire the protesting community, it is a wrong assumption on its part.

In a related development, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is coming down heavily on the international funding of the Khalistani movement in the country, connections of which have reportedly been found to the ongoing revolution. Out of the list of 40 people drawn by the interrogating officials, 12 have been questioned till date. Many of those figuring in the list are prominent farmers and Punjabi film personalities.

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