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Agri Protest Day 8: Tomar, Goyal resume talks with farmers

Updated : December 03, 2020 03:03 PM IST

As the farmer stir against the Farm Acts enters day 8, the meeting between Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar and leaders from farm organisations has begun with Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal also present.

35 farmer groups are meeting agri minister and commerce minister. The farmers adamant about complete withdrawal of farm laws and they demand inclusion of MSP guarantee in farm laws.

The protests started in September but drew nationwide attention last week when the farmers marched from northern Punjab and Haryana, two of India's largest agricultural states. On their way to the capital, they pushed aside concrete barricades set up by police and braved tear gas, batons and water cannons.

Now, on the outskirts of New Delhi, they are blocking highways, unwilling to withdraw and threatening to besiege the capital if their demands aren’t met.

Watch Parikshit Luthra's report for more details. 
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