As their agitation towards the brand new agri legal guidelines accomplished seven months, farmers tried to march to governors’ residence in a number of states on Saturday whilst Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed them to finish their stir and provided to renew talks on the provisions of the three legislations.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of 40 farmer unions protesting at numerous Delhi border factors, claimed that farmers have been detained in states like Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana through the protests.
Terming Tomar’s latest statements as “perplexing and contradictory”, it asserted that farmer leaders should not looking for some “meaningless amendments” within the central farm legal guidelines which have “basic flaws” and urged the individuals “to punish the BJP”.
Safety was tightened within the nationwide capital and different cities after the SKM mentioned that representatives of farmers will submit memoranda of their calls for, addressed to the President, to governors in numerous states. Lots of of farmers from interiors of Uttar Pradesh, lots of them on tractors, reached Ghazipur on Delhi’s borders to mark the completion of seven months of the protest.
Led by Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Rakesh Tikait, a gaggle of protesters submitted a memorandum of their calls for on the workplace of DCP Northeast Delhi after a digital assembly with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. The farmers then referred to as off their march to Delhi, BKU media incharge Dharmendra Malik mentioned.
“The memorandum included our calls for for the withdrawal of the three new farms legal guidelines and for enacting a brand new regulation to make sure assure for MSP,” he mentioned.
Farmers from a number of elements of Haryana gathered at Gurdwara Nada Sahib in Haryana’s Panchkula and headed in the direction of Haryana Raj Bhavan, forcing their approach by a layer of barricades, however have been stopped on the Chandigarh-Panchkula border the place the state police had deployed water cannon and vans.
“The place was the necessity to cease the protestors It was solely a matter of handing over a memorandum to the Governor and never permitting even this a lot is a mirrored image of the undeclared emergency and authoritarian instances we’re going by,” the SKM mentioned in an announcement.
Police used water cannon to cease agitating farmers from Punjab, coming from the Mohali facet, however they succeeded in coming into Chandigarh after breaking by barricades.
Farmers from a number of elements of Punjab had assembled at Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Mohali earlier than transferring in the direction of the Punjab Governor home. A majority of the protesters have been with out masks and weren’t following Covid-appropriate behaviour.
“I wish to convey by your (media) that farmers ought to finish their agitation. ….Many are in favour of those new legal guidelines throughout the nation. Nonetheless, some farmers have any problem with provisions of the legal guidelines, Authorities of India is able to hear and focus on with them,” agriculture minister Tomar tweeted.
Addressing the protesters at Mohali, farmer chief Balbir Singh Rajewal Rajewal alleged that the central authorities supposed to “hand over farming” to company homes.
Carrying flags of unions and elevating slogans towards the BJP-led authorities, protesters, together with ladies and youths, marched in the direction of Chandigarh on tractors and different autos or walked on foot. They have been stopped close to sector 17 by police the place some buses have been parked on the street to forestall protesters from heading in the direction of Punjab Raj Bhavan.
Gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana, who was booked for his alleged involvement within the violence on the Pink Fort on Republic Day throughout a tractor rally, additionally participated within the farmers’ protests. A Delhi courtroom on Saturday granted interim safety from arrest to Sidhana. He had moved Delhi’s Tis Hazari courtroom looking for anticipatory bail within the case.
In the meantime, the Delhi police mentioned on Saturday denied stories concerning the arrest of Tikait and mentioned motion will probably be taken towards these spreading such faux information. PTI
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