Farmers are protesting at the borders around Delhi: Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur among other areas also for nearly three months now. According to reports now the farmers are going back to their homes and it is a new strategy applied by them to keep the protests going on for an extended period of time as the government has ruled out any possibility of repealing the laws.
Now the farmers say they are focusing on holding massive rallies across the states to garner support from various sections of people. Similarly, they are also going to focus on their crops.
The farmers have earlier refused to accept government proposal of putting the laws on abeyance for 18 months. They just want the repeal of laws. Meanwhile, the tensions between government and farmers' unions have not completely eased out after the January 26 tractor parade run amuck.
Farmers are of the view that they can hold massive gatherings at the border protest sites but now they are changing strategy because the government as per them has been acting adamant. They will now look out for gathering support from across India in their own states.
Jagtar Singh Bajwa, a spokesperson of the Ghazipur Protests Committee was quoted by NDTV. He said, "At first, the agitation was centralized at the borders, keeping in mind the stubbornness of the government."
Bajwa added, "The farmer leaders are changing their strategy as well, so that the protest can reach every house in every village. We are holding Mahapanchayats at different locations." Bajwa said they need to utilize the energy of youth. "We need to utilize the energy of the youth, so while spreading the word, the farmers can also carry on with their work. Now it is not just the border but a farmer in his field is also equally part of it," he added.