Delhi Chalo: Farmers protesting peacefully, security tightened up at Singhu border

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Protesting farmers, who are camped in and outside the national capital have been demonstrating peacefully so far

 

Farmers are holding a peaceful protest at the Delhi-Singhu border on the occasion of 551st Prakash Parv of the first Sikh Guru. 

"Today, we are sitting here on the day of Guru Parv and we will celebrate Guru Parv here. The central government is not ready to listen to us or there is no platform for discussion with them, we are not going to leave from here. There is enough food and we also want to thank the people of Delhi for the way they are supporting us", Sukhvinder Singh Sabhran ,Punjab Kisan Sangarsh Committee Joint Secretary, quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

Meanwhile, Delhi Police have made elaborate security arrangements as farmers decided to camp at the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana).

Joint CP Surender Yadav informed that all the farmers are peacefully protesting at the Singhu border.

 "We are not facing any problem of any kind. We have enough force to deal with any situation in any way. We are also providing all kinds of facilities for the farmers here apart from medical facilities," he said

It has been over four days since farmers from Haryana and Punjab started a protest march against the three farm laws introduced by the central government.

Earlier, Delhi and surrounding areas have witnessed violent clashes between the agitating farmers and police as the former was initially denied entry into the national capital.

Farmers have been protesting at various places in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the central government's offer to hold talks on December 3 saying that imposing conditions for starting a dialogue is an insult to them.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha and All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee are leading the protests. According to the media reports, the farmers, mostly hailing from Punjab and Haryana.

The agitating farmers are marching towards Delhi against the controversial farm laws which they believe will reduce their earnings and make big retailers more powerful. 

The Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 were passed by the Upper House in September through voice vote despite objection from opposition parties.

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: ANI 
 

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