In Points: Angry farmers to protest near Parliament today
"Throughout the monsoon session of parliament, 200 farmers will go to Jantar Mantar every day to hold farmers' parliament to remind the government of our long-pending demand," said Balbir Singh Rajewal, a leading farmers' leaderAuthor : Divyanshi Soni
Farmers have been protesting against the three farm laws since November, now on Thursday, furious farmers would sit-in near Parliament to give a push to pressure on the Central government to repeal the laws.
Today, farmers would begin a Kisan Sansad at the national capital’s Jantar Mantar. The farmers said that every day 200 farmers would hold the agitation while Parliament is in session.
India’s monsoon session will begin this week and would be concluded in early August.
Balbir Singh Rajewal, farmer’s leader said, “Throughout the monsoon session of parliament, 200 farmers will go to Jantar Mantar every day to hold farmers' parliament to remind the government of our long-pending demand.”
Here are ten points you must know about agitation:
1) The Delhi Government and police yesterday allowed farmers to hold Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar from July 22 to August 9. The agreed timing would be 11 am to 5 pm. Delhi Government has ordered that Covid protocols must be strictly followed.
2) Protestors to follow Parliamentary norms. Political activist Yogendra Yadav said, “We will show how to hold Parliament.”
3) Rahul Gandhi and other Congress MPs would protest against farm laws near Gandhi's statue in Parliament House Complex. Party leader Manish Tiwari said, “Won’t let House function today.”
4) Around 200 farmers coming by buses (from Singhu Border to Parliament) were stopped by Police and they asked them to take an alternative route.
5) After initial resistance, Police took farmers inside a resort to count their number because as per conditions only 206 farmers are allowed each day.
6) Participant farmers have to carry their ID cards. Bhartiya Kisan Union Leader Rakesh Tikait said when asked about January 26 violence, “What do we have to do with hooliganism? Are we miscreants?”
7) The police have made arrangements and increased vigilance to avoid a repeat of the Republic Day violence.
8) The farmers would submit to arrest if stopped from protesting. They have asked participants to get prepared for up to six months in jail.
9) Policemen posted in special units have been asked to bring their uniforms. Off-duty personnel must report within an hour when called in.
10) The police said that traffic movement would hit on some Delhi roads. Police have made arrangements to avoid the entry of potential mischief-makers through the Tikri border point.
It is the longest-running protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Tens of the hundreds of farmers have been protesting on the major highways linking through the national capital for more than eight months.