Though the farmers have welcomed the Supreme Court order of stay of the farm laws ,but said they would not call off their protest until the legislations are repealed.
The Sankyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of around 40 protesting farmer unions, has called a meeting later in the day to decide the next course of action.
The farmer leaders said they are not willing to participate in any proceedings before a committee appointed by the Supreme Court, but a formal decision on this will be taken by the Morcha.
“We welcome the court’s order to stay the implementation of the farm laws, but we want a complete repeal of these laws, which is our main demand,” Abhimanyu Kohar, a senior leader of the Morcha, told PTI
Another farmer leader, Harinder Lokhwal, said the protest will continue until the contentious farm laws are repealed.
“We do not have faith in the idea of a committee and we have been saying this since the very beginning, when the government had suggested the formation of a committee. But this time, it is the Supreme Court and we will see the functioning of this committee,” All India Kisan Sabha (Punjab) vice-president Lakhbir Singh said.
“We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision, but it is still a stay and not a repeal of the three laws. So we will not move from here until the laws are repealed.
“The agitation will continue. We are against the idea of a committee, but there is a difference between a committee formed by the government and a committee formed by the Supreme Court,” Bharatiya Kisan Union (Punjab) senior vice-president Manjeet Singh said.