Massive Rallies across India, Raj Bhavan Gherao: Farmers Run up to Republic Day

More than 20,000 Bengal villages have had huge Kisan Jathas against the Union government's Contentious Farm laws.

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As the ninth round of farmer- government talks are underway, farmers across India are rallying towards Delhi to join the protesting farmers in Delhi.

Farmers unions have refused to attend any meeting with a committee set up by the Supreme court as all the panel appointees are already pro farm laws and farmers think there cannot be any negotiation with a biased panel.

The protesting farmer leaders will be meeting on Monday (January 18) at Delhi’s Singhu border where plans for further protests will be discussed, he added.

Meanwhile Massive rallies are happening across the nation now.

More than 20,000 Bengal villages have had huge Kisan Jathas against the Union government’s Contentious Farm laws.

Farmers from Haridwar are also joining the farmers at Delhi borders. They are under the organisation Bhartiya Kisan Union Uttarakhand. They are planning to gherao on Uttarakhand chief minister’s home on 21st january.

Protesters would ‘gherao’ or lay siege at the Governor’s residences in all states until January 24, beginning on Wednesday, January 20. It will begin from West Bengal.
In the meantime, the unions have already launched a gherao collectors’ program in all districts that will run until Wednesday.

We have said earlier that there is no way back unless the government withdraws the laws and provides the minimum support price (MSP) as recommended by the Swaminathan Committee,” said Hannan Mollah, Kisan Sabha General Secretary of All India” (AIKS).

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On the occasion of Lohri and Makar Sankranti, Farmers burnt copies of farm laws in different states.

 

On January 26, farmers are planning to hold a tractor rally in Delhi, as well as in different territories of the state and the Union.

On Thursday, two days after the Supreme Court named him as one of the four members of an expert committee, tasked to listen to grievances of farmers opposed to the new agriculture laws and the views of the government, Bhupinder Singh Mann, president of BKU (Mann) and chairman of All India Kisan Coordination Committee recused himself from the court-appointed panel and said “I will always stand with my farmers and Punjab”.

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