In the deathly shadow of the deadly second wave of the coronavirus last year, thousands of farmers began a journey that would make the entire nation sit up and notice.
Here’s a recap of the major events over the past year and where the farmers’ protest is headed now:
The march of November 25, 2020, is etched in the minds of everyone – farmers from mainly the states of Punjab and Haryana began marching towards the national capital to protest against the three farms laws.
The three farm laws were: Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.
The next day, November 26, India, and the world, witnessed one of the biggest clashes between tens of thousands of farmers with the police in New Delhi.
November 26, 2021, marks one year of the farmers’ protests that gained momentum and saw support pouring in from across the world.
After persisting for one year, the day of Gurpurab 2021 finally brought along with it a new dawn for the farmers who were sitting in protest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the three farm laws that shook the nation and became a part of drawing room conversations across the globe were finally going to be repealed.
He requested the farmers to return home on the auspicious occasion, stating that the process for the same would begin in the Winter Session of Parliament that begins on November 29.
The farmers, hardened by the year-long protest, asserted that they would not head home till the laws are repealed and their demands met.
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