Farmer Protest News / Farmers from across the country marched to Delhi again today, tight security in the capital

Zoom News : Mar 06, 2024, 08:58 AM
Farmer Protest: Today, farmer organizations from across the country will gather at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, but farmers on the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu and Khanauri borders will not march towards Delhi for the last 23 days. Organizations led by farmer leaders Sarwan Singh Pandher and Jagjit Singh Dallewal had appealed to farmers from across the country to reach Delhi, after which farmers will march to Delhi today. Farmer organizations have asked farmers to reach Delhi by buses and trains.

Section 144 imposed in Delhi, how will farmers come?

In view of the farmers' march, security arrangements have once again been tightened in Delhi. Extra forces have been deployed at all the entry borders of Delhi, and barricades have been re-installed. Today the farmers sitting on the Punjab-Haryana border will not march to Delhi, in their place other farmer organizations from across the country will march to Delhi. In view of the farmers' march to Delhi, Section 144 is in force in entire Delhi. There is a ban on holding any kind of demonstration, rally or meeting in Delhi. If any person demonstrates in New Delhi, he can be detained.

Police fear that farmers may come to Delhi by buses, trains and private vehicles. Delhi Police has ordered to increase surveillance at Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders, railway and metro stations. Meanwhile, farmer organizations have prepared a complete plan for the next 8 days from today.

'Government is not listening to farmers'

Farmer organizations will reach Jantar Mantar in Delhi today. Farmers can use trains and buses for this. On March 10, farmer organizations will stop the train for 4 hours, while on March 14, a Mahapanchayat has been called in Delhi. Farmer organizations are still adamant on their demands. They allege that the government is not paying any attention to their demands.

What are the demands of the farmers?

  • Farmer organizations are standing on the border of Punjab and Haryana with a dozen of their demands. Their demand is that the government-
  • Make a law to guarantee purchase of all crops at MSP.
  • The prices of crops should be fixed according to the report of Swaminathan Commission.
  • Loans of farmers and farm laborers should be waived off.
  • Farmers above 60 years of age should be given a pension of Rs 10,000.
  • Land Acquisition Act 2013 should be re-implemented.
  • The culprits of Lakhimpur Kheri incident should be punished.
  • The families of farmers killed in the farmers' movement should get compensation and government jobs.
Government ready for talks, where is the problem?

At the same time, now farmers of Rajasthan have also started joining the farmers movement. Farmers have organized Jaipur march on 11 March. Farmer organizations will march to Jaipur with tractors. Farmers demand that the government should enact MSP guarantee law. After 4 rounds of talks, till now no consensus has been reached between the government and the farmers. Although in the fourth meeting the government had promised to guarantee MSP on four crops, farmer organizations rejected that proposal of the government. Today once again farmers are going to march to Delhi, which means that once again Delhiites may have to face traffic jams.