Farmers demand waiver


AmritsarPosted at: Jun 13, 2017, 1:03 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2017, 1:03 AM (IST)

Farmers hold protest outside the DC office, demanding waiving of their debt in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 11

Seven farmers’ organisations today, including the Kisan Sangharsh Committee and the Kisan Union, protested and sat on a dharna outside the DC office. They demanded that the state government should keep its promise and waive the farmers’ debt across the state, as stated during their election campaign.
“The CM should now act upon his promise and announce waiver of farm debts in the upcoming budget session. In case he doesn’t keep his promise, we plan to hold a statewide convention on July 7,” said Dhanwant Singh, farmer leader, who led the dharna today.
The farmers also stressed that the Central Government should punish those, who killed farmers in Madhya Pradesh. “The aggressive stir against farm-debt waiver was justified. The farmers did not deserve such brutality. The culprits should be punished,” said Kuldip Singh, another kisan leader.

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