India, Dec. 22 -- Two days after the Centre wrote to farmers' unions protesting against the three agricultural laws inviting them for the next round of talks at a date of their choice, the protesting farmers on Tuesday said that this was not a step forward by the government but a "way to trick farmers." They further reiterated that they don't seek amendments in the laws but want these to be "shunned completely."

"Government has decided its position regarding the farm laws that they'll not be withdrawn. They released a letter stating that if farmers want amendments in these laws, they want date and time for discussion," Sarwan Singh Pandher of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said on Tuesday at the Singhu border, which has emerged as...