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Amit Shah calls meeting with protesting farmers at 7 pm Farmers' Protest

Amit Shah calls meeting with protesting farmers at 7 pm

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Dec 2020, 03:30 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Home Minister Amit Shah called a meeting with the farmers protesting against the Centre's contentious farm laws at 7 pm on Tuesday, media reports said.

The meeting has been called a day ahead of the scheduled sixth round of talks between the government and the farmers.

The meeting will be held following a four-hour nationwide strike called by the protesters on Tuesday.

Thousands of farmers are protesting against the farm laws in the Delhi-Haryana border with their sole demand of the repeal of the laws, which was initially passed through an Ordinance amid the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year.

One of the Centre's new farm laws will now allow farmers to sell their produce to institutional buyers beyond the regulated wholesale market.

Though the middlemen in the wholesale markets are often accused of usurping the farmers in the earlier agricultural system, the protesters, backed by several opposition parties, fear they will have little bargaining power while selling their produce to institutional buyers, running the risk of getting exploited with the gradual destablising of the mundies.