Indian Farmers win against the Three Farms Laws: Updates

Farmer protest against three farm laws, the most common topic discussed in 2020-2021 with many debates on it.

The 2020-2021 ongoing farmer protest against the three farm laws which passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. Farmers from Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh.

Three Farm Laws :

The three farm laws which passed in the parliament in September 2020 include:

The Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act:  It provides for setting up a mechanism that allows the farmers to sell their farm produces like wheat, bajra, and other produce outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Any license-holder trader can buy the produce from the farmers at just mutually agreed prices.

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act: It allows farmers to do contract farming and market their produces freely.

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act: It an amendment made to the existing Essential Commodities Act. This law now frees items such as food grains, pulses, edible oils, and onion for trade except in extraordinary situations.

End of Protest :

Prime Minister Narender Modi on November 19, 2021, announced the repeal of all three contentious farms laws which was going on from November 26, 2020.

Prime Minister apologized to the people of the country and said that he failed to convince a section of farmers. He added that the farm’s law will repealed by the parliament in November month itself.

He then urged the farmers to return home to their families and start fresh. The government has promised compensation to the farmer’s families for farmers who died during the protests and said it will appeal to states to withdraw cases registered against farmers during the protest.

The farmer’s protest ended after the government agreed with the 5 demands of the farmers. But one demand is still not be accepted by the government. Farmers now will finally be able to move to their homes.

Farmer on Delhi Borders will start returning to their homes after a year of protest on December 11.

Protest Results :

This protest was succeeded in repealing all three farm laws but also it leads to the destruction of life and property. Huge damage to properties like the case of Red Fort and along with it too many farmers lost their lives while battling for these laws.

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