Samyukta Kisan Morcha leading the historic Farmers’ protests at the Delhi borders that has spanned over 60 days has confirmed that the leaders of the movement have finally been able to finalize the routes for the much-anticipated Kisan Republic Day Parade on January 26th after days of negotiation with the Police of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh states.
Just a few hours ago, Farmer leader Dr. Darshan Pal has shared that the farmers have been allowed to enter the national capital and travel a distance of 100kms on each route. They have also noted that the preparations for the Kisan Republic Day parade in full swing and that they have received a massive response from across the country.
While it is known that there will be 5 different routes, the detailed route maps are yet to be finalized as yet.
The tractor march on Republic Day was planned for a long time but it hit a roadblock after the Centre approached the Supreme Court through Delhi Police against the march, claiming that it would dishonor the country’s pride if protesters attempt to disrupt the Republic Day parade. The farmer leaders had earlier clarified that they would not disrupt the Republic Day parade.
The Supreme Court left the decision on whether to allow farmers’ tractor march or not on the Delhi Police which held several rounds of discussion with union leaders on the issue of the tractor march.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has also expressed its condolences to more than 151 people who have lost their lives with the ongoing movement and also stated that Farmers from across the country have joined them -in on their call to celebrate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday as ‘Azad Hind Kisan Diwas.
Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh organized the ‘Shaheed Samman Yatra’ in Sonipat wherein a call was made to join the Kisan Republic Parade on 26 January. The hundreds of farmers of Chhattisgarh will leave for Delhi Morcha after submitting their memorandum to the Governor.
Farmers and laborers continue to come to Delhi from all over the country and that the ‘Kisan Delhi Chalo Yatra’ which ran from Odisha had reached the Ghazipur border. Around 1000 farmers from Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, and Uttar Pradesh joined the Delhi morcha via this march. It is expected that 200 women and 300 male farmers will reach Shahjahanpur border site tomorrow.
The protests have been happening at many places and not just at the borders of Delhi. Both in Ranchi and in Chennai, local people and farmers marched towards Raj Bhavan in their respective states. Some of the farmers were arrested in Tamil Nadu. In Madhya Pradesh, including Bhopal, Bhind, Rewa, Gwalior, farmers are continuously protesting with indefinite sit-ins. In Bihar, including Darbhanga, Bhojpur, there are demonstrations in many places. In Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, remembering Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the farmers vowed to make the farmer movement successful.
A march of 20,000 vehicles was organized from Nashik to Mumbai under the leadership of Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha in support of the ongoing farmers’ movement. From other districts of Maharashtra too, vehicle marches are being organized towards Mumbai.
Late in the night yesterday, the farmer leaders had uncovered a conspiracy to kill four of the farmer Leaders and disrupt the Parade and Protests planned around Republic Day.
Read About it here: Farmers Uncover conspiracy to kill four farmer leaders and disrupt Kisan Parade