Farmers Protest: (PC: Social Media)
New Delhi: The farmers’ movement, which started with the slogan of Dilli Chalo, has entered the 58th day. The next round of talks is expected to be held today from the leaders of the farmers unions and the Center.
Farmers Protesting on borders of Delhi:
Thousands of farmers, especially farmers from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh are protesting on the borders of Delhi. The farmers’ protest began on 26 November. Farmers are demanding the return of new agrarian reform laws and guarantee of support price (MSP).
In view of the farmers’ agitation and the plan of their tractor rally on Republic Day, the Haryana Police has decided to cancel the leave of its personnel till further orders tomorrow.
Demand of tractor rally on Republic Day:
Farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws are adamant on their demand. They want to take out a tractor rally on the busy Outer Ring Road in Delhi on 26 January, while on this day there are large scale Republic Day programs. Meanwhile, an important meeting is to be held today between the leaders of the Center and the farmers unions. Whereas the farmers have rejected the Central Government’s proposal given in the last meeting to suspend the implementation of agricultural laws for 18 months.
The Kisan Morcha, in its general assembly yesterday, rejected the government’s proposal and has reiterated its stand of nothing less than repeal of the three agrarian reform laws. This decision of the Kisan Morcha is claimed to have the support of the farmers who are protesting on the borders of Delhi.
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