Farmers send list of 702 peasants who died during protest in India

New Delhi, December 05 (KMS): The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has sent a list of 702 farmers who have died during protest against three contentious farm laws to the Modi government.

Farmers’ leader Kishan Pal told media that “We have sent a list of 702 farmers who were martyred during the agitation.”

A question was recently asked in the Indian Lok Sabha whether the Indian government has any data of farmers who died during the agitation, and whether it will provide compensation to the affected families?

In reply, the government said that the Agriculture Ministry has no record of anyone losing life due to agitation, so the question of granting compensation does not arise.

The farmers are holding an important meeting at Singhu border to discuss the future course of action after the repeal of three farm laws. They are also demanding withdrawal of cases registered against them, law on MSP, compensation for the families of those dead, among others.

Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said, “The government says that it does not have any record. We have data of 503 farmers. If the government wants, it can take the list from us. The Punjab government has given compensation to 403 families and jobs to 152 affected families.