Farmers Harden Stance Against New Laws, Will Block Chilla Border On Wednesday
Farmers gather at a protest site in Singhu, Delhi, on Dec. 3, 2020. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Farmers Harden Stance Against New Laws, Will Block Chilla Border On Wednesday

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Hardening their stance on the three new agricultural laws, farmer leaders on Tuesday said they will "make" government repeal these legislations, and asserted their fight has reached a stage where they are "determined" to win it no matter what.

They said they will completely block the Chilla Border between Delhi and Noida on Wednesday to press for their demands.

Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, farmer leader Jagjeet Dallewal said, "The government is saying 'we won't repeal these laws', we are saying we will make you do it."

"The fight has reached a stage where we are determined to win no matter what," he said.

He also said, "We are not running away from negotiation, but the government has to pay heed to our demands and come forward with concrete proposals."

Several other farmer leaders also addressed the press conference, and called upon people to pay tributes on Dec. 20 to those farmers who have lost their lives during the ongoing protests.

Farmer leader Rishipal said that one farmer has died every day on an average since the protest started in the last week of November.

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"A Homage Day (Shraddhanjali Diwas) for all the farmers who lost their lives and became martyrs in the ongoing protest will be organised across the country in villages and tehsil headquarters on Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.," said another farmer leader.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that farmers gathered near Delhi are being misled as part of a conspiracy.

Speaking after laying foundation stones for some development projects in his home state Gujarat, Modi also said his government is addressing farmers' concerns over the new laws.

Also read: Prime Minister Modi Says Protesting Farmers Are Being Misled As Part Of Conspiracy

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