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Farmer leaders say they are calling on Modi to explain why the government is not ready for talks
Chandigarh: Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said on Tuesday that “Punjab and Haryana are no longer part of India,” calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain why the government is not ready to engage in a dialogue with the protesting farmers.
“We want to tell the people of India that we have tried to find a solution so that we do not oppose the government,” he told the media.
At the farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march, he said at the five-hour-long meeting on Monday, “we have put forward the Haryana situation”.
“They are sending police to every village in Haryana and using water cannons. They are torturing farmers in Haryana. It seems both these states are not part of India, they are being treated as international borders,” Pandher said after moving to the national capital. before the tooth in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab.
After the second round of talks between farmers’ unions and the Center failed, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain why his government is not ready to discuss with farmers and ranchers in the context of Grameen. Bharat Bandh will be called on 16 February.
Another farmer leader, Darshan Pal, clarified his farm clothes stand in the ongoing protest, saying, “We have not given the ‘Dilli Chalo’ call. However, organizations other than SKM have the right to protest and the Union government will not follow excessive state repression.” instead, it is the responsibility to deal with such protests democratically.