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Enough of ‘tarikh pe tarikh’, call special Parl session to cancel black laws: Farmers to govt

CHANDIGARH/NEW DELHI:  A day before their scheduled meeting with the Centre, farmer unions from Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday said the government should call a special session of Parliament to nullify the new farm legislations, which they describe as “black laws”.

They asserted that the farmer representatives will raise point-wise objections to every clause of the laws in the meeting on Thursday. The unions also announced that farmers across the country will burn effigies of PM Narendra Modi on December 5. Addressing a press conference at the Singhu border in New Delhi, Krantikari Kisan Union president Darshan Pal accused the Centre of dividing farmer organisations.

“The Centre should call a special session of Parliament to repeal the three farm laws… Sirf tarikh pe tarikh diye ja rahe hain (they are giving us only dates after dates), but are not listening to the farmers,” Pal said.
Pal said in the previous meeting, the government had asked them to form a panel consisting of experts to discuss the laws. “But, the farmers have rejected the proposal,” he said.