The protest of long-standing farmers against the new farm bills has entered day 27 and the agitation has escalated with a rally hunger strike launched by the protesting farmers yesterday. After the government urged the farmers to set dates for further talks, the farmers' union will have a meeting today to address this whole situation.
Meanwhile, Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, the joint forum of farmers' organisations, called on Bihar farmers to join the agitation in order to benefit from the minimum support price (MSP) for their goods. Farmers' unions are also trying to get support from farmers in other states, such as Bihar, for their demand to implement a minimum support price law.
Since December 21, the farmers have been sitting on a gradual fast. Farmers have said that their demonstrations will be peaceful and that aggression on their part will not be theirs. On the other hand, it is learned that prominent lawyers were consulted by the farmers' unions to firm up their reaction to the Supreme Court, which proposed last week that a committee be set up to find a solution.