Farmers continue to rally on the outskirts of Delhi; the Center pushes for the next round of talks

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New Delhi: Farmers’ protests at several border points of Delhi entered the 26th day on Monday. The agitating kisans are watching a day-long hunger strike from today at all protest sites on Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. They also warned the government to halt the collection of tolls on highways in Haryana from 25 to 27 December. During the Mann ki Baat program of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, farmers called on people to bang utensils until the moment the PM speaks.

A huge number of farmers, particularly from Punjab and Haryana are challenging the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Fighting farmers associations to meet Kisans supporting the 3 laws: Tikait

As increasingly more farmer associations are stretching out help to the recently ordered three homestead laws, Rakesh Tikait, representative of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) today said that a few delegates of the fighting kisans will meet the farmers who are supporting the Center. “

“We will proceed to meet those farmers’ gatherings which are supporting the Center on three ranch enactments. We’ll look for data from them about how they are profiting by the Acts and will gain proficiency with the innovation, which they’re utilizing to sell their yields,” Tikait said.

Farmers keep on challenging new ranch laws at Nirankari Samagam ground

Indeed, even as the Central government welcomed farmer pioneers for a new round of talks, farmers kept on challenging the new homestead laws at Nirankari Samagam ground in Burari and Tikri line requesting the withdrawal of the laws.

“It has been three to four months since we are battling, first we battled this battle in Punjab and now we are battling in Delhi. We won’t go until these rural laws are removed,” Rampal Singh of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha said.

Farmers fight at Tikri Border

Photo Credit: ANI

Many farmers have been fighting close to Tikri Border since November 26. The kisans are requesting revoking of three ranch laws passed by the public authority during the Monsoon meeting.