The agitation of farmers on the Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu borders adjoining the capital Delhi continues on the 69th day due to the impasse on the new agricultural laws. The farmers, who are adamant on repealing the laws, have announced a cross-border battle with the government on this issue. Meanwhile, after the overwhelming support Rakesh Tikait is receiving, the Ghazipur border has now become the focal point of the movement. At the same time, a large number of protesters are present on the Singhu and Tikri borders. After the 26 January incident, the police have completely cordoned off all the dharnas to avoid any kind of unpleasant situation. Barricades of several layers around the picket have been spiked with barbed wire. Tire killers have been installed on the road. In addition, a large number of police and paramilitary forces have been deployed.
Indian Farmers Union spokesman Rakesh Tikait said that the return of the bill is homecoming. The government will have to abandon its stubbornness and withdraw all three agricultural laws and enact legislation on MSP. Tikait has alleged that at the behest of the government, Delhi Police is plotting to malign the farmers movement. Talking to a TV channel, Tikait said that despite peaceful protest, Delhi Police has closed the way so that people can be harassed. He said that the police was closing the road. Ambulance used to run in Ambulance Lane for two months, it was also stopped by Delhi Police. Connected barbed wire. The roads which we had left, have also been closed.
The BKU leader said that if the opposition is coming to support us, then there is no problem, but it should not be politicized. If the leaders come, we cannot do anything. Traffic is not blocked by the farmers’ movement, this is due to police barricading. We have told the government that this movement will last till October. Will give further date after October. The conversation will also go on. He said that the youth were seduced, they were told the way to the Red Fort so that the community of Punjab was infamous. An attempt was made to discredit the farmer community. Let the farmer make three new agricultural laws recently – The Producers Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm The Services Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 are opposing. While the Central Government is presenting these laws as major reforms in the agriculture sector, the farmers who are protesting have expressed apprehension that new The laws will eliminate the MSP (minimum support price) and mandi system and will make them dependent on big corporates.