Farmers’ protest: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait announces rallies in Delhi next month

On the completion of seven months of farmers’ agitation, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Saturday introduced two rallies in Delhi next month to accentuate the protest towards the Centre’s three new farm legal guidelines.

Tikait, who held a gathering with farmers at Delhi’s Ghazipur border, mentioned two choices have been made on the assembly. First, a batch of farmers will go away on tractors for Singhu border from Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district on July 9. Another such rally will begin from Bijnor on July 24 and can head in the direction of Ghazipur border by way of Meerut, Tikait mentioned.

He mentioned at the very least 4 lakh tractors and 25 lakh farmers are able to march in the direction of Delhi. However, if the talks with the Centre resume, then the march is not going to be taken ahead.

June 26 marked the seven months of protest by the farmers over the three new farm legal guidelines. Thousands of farmers throughout India took out rallies to Raj Bhavans in totally different states on Saturday to submit a memorandum in search of repeal of recent farm legal guidelines.

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A couple of protesters have been detained by the Delhi Police for allegedly blocking the roads, primarily the Uttar Pradesh and Haryana borders. Reacting to this, Rakesh Tikait threatened to guide a march to Delhi and advised the authorities to both ship the detainees to Tihar Jail or allow them to meet with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Later in the day, a digital assembly of farmers was held with the L- G of Delhi. The secretary to the governor took the memorandum after coming to the workplace of DCP, Delhi North East. Following this, Rakesh Tikait referred to as off the farmers’ march in the direction of Delhi on Saturday.

Farmers additionally confronted water cannons from the police as they pushed their way through the Chandigarh-Mohali border to submit a memorandum to the Punjab Governor. Later, farm leader Balbir Singh Rajewal submitted the memorandum to the Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner for giving it to the Punjab Governor. Similarly, Gurnam Singh Chaduni and Yogendra Yadav gave a memorandum to a different official to undergo the Haryana Governor.

Security tightened in Delhi, Haryana

Security was tightened throughout borders of Delhi on Saturday in view of the anticipated protest march by farmers. Three main stations on the Yellow Line of Delhi Metro — Vishwavidyalaya, Civil Lines and Vidhan Sabha — have been shut down for 4 hours.

In view of the farmers’ protest march, the Haryana Police had additionally made safety preparations at Chandigarh-Panchkula border.

Agri minister appeals to farmers to finish agitation

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday appealed to protesting farmers to finish their agitation whereas saying that the federal government is able to resume talks on the three farm legal guidelines.

“I want to tell all the farmers union people that they should end their agitation. The Government of India is also ready to discuss and redress any provision of law,” he mentioned.

The authorities and farmer unions have held 11 rounds of talks to date, the final being on January 22. Talks have been suspended between the 2 events after widespread violence throughout a tractor rally by protesting farmers on January 26.

Thousands of farmers, primarily from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been tenting at Delhi’s borders since November 26, 2020, in protest towards the three legal guidelines. While the farmers say the brand new legal guidelines will finish state procurement of crops at MSP, the federal government is of the opinion that these legal guidelines will assist improve the revenue of farmers.

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