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No call for boycott of milk sales or higher sales price: SKM

Responding to a viral message calling for increased milk prices under the SKM’s name, the farmers’ organisation published a formal statement to dismiss the rumour

Sabrangindia 01 Mar 2021

Image Courtesy:thehindubusinessline.com

In an effort to dismiss any misinformation regarding the farmers’ struggle, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) clarified on February 28, 2021 that it did not call for a boycott of milk sales between March 1 and March 5, or demand a higher price for the subsequent sale of milk.

Earlier, a 'khap panchayat' in Hisar district of Haryana urged dairy farmers to sell milk at Rs. 100 per litre to government cooperative societies to show their unified opposition against the three farm laws forcibly passed by the central government – the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance & Farm Services Act, the Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act – and rising fuel prices.

However, the SKM issued an explanation stating that farmers’ groups have not called for such an agitation and asked people to ignore any such viral message circulating on social media.

“Farmers are requested to ignore such false messages, which they are getting in the name of the SKM,” it said.

According to The Tribune, residents of Babail village in Haryana announced an increase in milk prices to Rs 100 per litre from Monday, while farmers’ families would receive milk for Rs. 55-60 per litre.

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No call for boycott of milk sales or higher sales price: SKM

Responding to a viral message calling for increased milk prices under the SKM’s name, the farmers’ organisation published a formal statement to dismiss the rumour

Image Courtesy:thehindubusinessline.com

In an effort to dismiss any misinformation regarding the farmers’ struggle, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) clarified on February 28, 2021 that it did not call for a boycott of milk sales between March 1 and March 5, or demand a higher price for the subsequent sale of milk.

Earlier, a 'khap panchayat' in Hisar district of Haryana urged dairy farmers to sell milk at Rs. 100 per litre to government cooperative societies to show their unified opposition against the three farm laws forcibly passed by the central government – the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance & Farm Services Act, the Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act – and rising fuel prices.

However, the SKM issued an explanation stating that farmers’ groups have not called for such an agitation and asked people to ignore any such viral message circulating on social media.

“Farmers are requested to ignore such false messages, which they are getting in the name of the SKM,” it said.

According to The Tribune, residents of Babail village in Haryana announced an increase in milk prices to Rs 100 per litre from Monday, while farmers’ families would receive milk for Rs. 55-60 per litre.

Related:

Delhi police were complicit with Red Fort rioters: SKM’s letter to Delhi CP
Will return to sit with farmers at Singhu protest site: Nodeep Kaur
Jailed labour rights activist Shiv kumar has multiple injuries: Medical report
18-year-old dies at Singhu border on Yuva Kisan Diwas
Farmer Navreet Singh’s death not due to gun-shot injury: Police to Delhi HC
Amritsar women present farmer leaders with Jallianwala bagh soil

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