Farmers Protest: Farmers have been protesting against the three new agricultural laws since November 26 last year in different parts of the country including various boundaries of the national capital.
Farmers have been agitating against the three new agricultural laws of the Center for a long time. Meanwhile, on Sunday, Kisan Mahapanchayat was organized at Eklavya Stadium in Jind, Haryana, in which more than 300 people died during the Kisan agitation. It was said that the martyrdom of the farmers will not be allowed to go in vain.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal also participated in this mahapanchayat of farmers. Apart from Kejriwal, representatives of farmers’ organizations and Khapas have also joined. The Kisan Morcha refused to support the Aam Aadmi Party’s Kisan Mahapanchayat. The strike on the Khatkar toll continues for the 100th consecutive day. Sheila, Dhanno, Roshni, Munni, Darso of Mohangarh camp were on Saturday’s symbolic hunger strike.
On the previous day, the United Kisan Morcha condemned the alleged lathicharge by the police on the farmers who were protesting against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at Asthal Bohar in Rohtak district. He also claimed in a statement that many farmers were injured in this lathicharge done by the police. When the farmers came to know about Khattar’s visit, many farmers including women gathered outside a private university where the Chief Minister’s helicopter was to land.
United Kisan Morcha Claims
The protesters were adamant on moving towards the university. When he tried to proceed from the police barricade, he was allegedly lathicharge. According to the statement, the BJP leaders of Haryana and the government were feeling humiliated and angry after seeing the “anti-farmer speeches and behavior” of the government, and decided to protest peacefully with black flags and in large numbers in Asthal Bohar Gathered together. The police “spared violence” against the protesters and did not spare even the women protesters. Many people were seriously injured in this incident.
Farmers are opposing these laws
In fact, farmers have been protesting against the newly enacted farm laws since November 26 last year on various boundaries of the national capital. The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 are opposing the government for the Farmer Empowerment and Protection Agreement.