Farmers Protest: Today, one year has been completed for the farmers’ agitation regarding many demands. On this occasion, a large number of protesters will gather on the borders of Delhi. Delhi Police said on Thursday that security arrangements have been tightened in various border areas of the national capital.
Several programs have been planned across the country to mark the completion of one year of the movement. The farmers have been camping in three borders of Delhi- Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur for the past one year. The agitation against the Centre’s three new agricultural laws began with the “Delhi Chalo” program on November 26-27 last year. The Center has recently announced its decision to repeal three agriculture laws.
Spread in every state, every district and village of India- statement
The United Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is spearheading the movement of more than forty farmers’ union, said in a statement that the continuation of the struggle for such a long time shows that the Indian government has an insensitive and arrogant attitude towards its toiling citizens. It said that during the last 12 months, this movement has become one of the largest and longest demonstrations in the world and history in which crores of people have participated and it has spread in every state, every district and village of India.
According to the statement, apart from the government’s decision to repeal three anti-farmer laws, the movement has achieved many victories for farmers, common citizens and the country. The SKM said that the abrogation of the three laws is the first major victory of the movement and it is waiting for the remaining legitimate demands of the protesting farmers to be fulfilled. He said that on the occasion of the completion of one year of the historic movement, farmers and workers are reacting in large numbers to the call of the United Kisan Morcha to hold mass protests in Delhi and organize marches in far-flung state capitals and district headquarters. .
Tractor rallies will be taken out in Raipur and Ranchi- statement
According to the statement, “Thousands of farmers have started arriving at various protest sites in Delhi. Preparations are underway to organize rallies, dharnas and other programs on this occasion in the states located away from Delhi. Farmers will block major highways in Karnataka. Joint demonstrations will be held with trade unions at all district headquarters in Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Tractor rallies will be taken out in Raipur and Ranchi. In West Bengal, rallies have been planned in Kolkata as well as districts. Solidarity will also be displayed from around the world from Friday.
The SKM said that during the year-long agitation, at least 683 farmers have sacrificed their lives so far. A meeting of the SKM will be held on Saturday at the Singhu border where the protesting farmers union will decide on the future course of action. According to the police, security has been tightened and there will be deployment of paramilitary forces along with Delhi Police personnel at the places where the protesting farmers are sitting on dharna. Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order Division Zone-1) Deepender Pathak said, “Adequate security deployment has been made and senior police officers on the ground will keep a close watch. We are using professional policing to avoid any untoward incident.” “
If an attempt is made to create a nuisance, it will be dealt with strictly – Police
Police said that a meeting has been held with farmer leaders in this regard on Thursday. Pathak said, “We are also talking to farmers and convincing them to cooperate with us.” Police officials said that if the protesters try to cross the border or try to create nuisance, they will be dealt with strictly.