NEW DELHI: Delhi Assembly on Friday passed a resolution supporting the pending demands of the farmers, law on MSP, withdrawal of the cases against farmers and compensation for the families of those farmers who lost their lives during the protest period.
“Everyone, including students, old aged, journalists, people from across religions supported this movement. I want to specially congratulate the farmers of Punjab as they were the ones who led this movement. I also want to congratulate the women of Punjab who fought shoulder to shoulder with the men. This was the longest movement India has seen. I do not know of other such movements. One such movement in history was in 1907 which went on for nine months and that was also by the farmers of Punjab. All the false cases against the farmers should be withdrawn and compensation should be given to the families of all 700 martyred farmers. We are with the farmers till the end.”
“We brought the laws to support small farmers. Our intent was pure, but unfortunately we could not convince some of them… Today, I apologise if some farmers did not understand what we wanted to do through farm laws..” the PM had said while making a public announcement that the government is repealing the three laws.
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