The farmers have decided to suspend their agitation following assurance from the Central government that the cases against them would be withdrawn.
However, the farmers’ leaders have informed that they would resume their agitation if the Centre fails to fulfil the promises.
“We have decided to suspend our agitation. We will hold a review meeting on January 15, 2022. If the government fail to fulfil its promises, we could resume our agitation,” farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said.
On the other hand, farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said: “Protesting farmers will vacate the protest sites on December 11.”
The farmers’ leaders decided to suspend their agitation after receiving a letter from the Centre, promising formation of a committee on MSP and withdrawing cases against them immediately.
Meanwhile, the protesting farmers have started to remove tents from the protest site in Singhu at Delhi-Haryana border.
In the letter to the farmer, the Centre said informed that the state governments in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana have given “in-principle consent” for dispensation of compensation to the families of the farmers who died in protest.
“As far as the matter of compensation is concerned, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments have given their in-principle consent,” the letter reads.