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Farmers burn copies of farm laws in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, June 5

Farmers burnt copies of the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines close to residences of BJP leaders and at different locations in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday, observing the day of the promulgation of the farm ordinances final yr as ‘Sampoorna Kranti Diwas’.

Farmers carrying black flags raised slogans towards the BJP-led central authorities for not scrapping the laws which, they mentioned, will “destroy” the farming neighborhood.

Safety personnel have been deployed and barricades put up close to the protest websites to keep up regulation and order.

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The decision for observing ‘Sampoorna Kranti Diwas’ was given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella physique of the protesting farmer unions, spearheading the agitation towards the farm legal guidelines.

Protests have been held at many locations together with Amritsar, Jalandhar, Mohali, Abohar, Hoshiarpur, Barnala, Nawanshahr, Patiala, Chandigarh, Sirsa, Jind, Karnal, Panipat and Ambala.

In Phagwara, farmers burnt copies of the farm legal guidelines close to the residence of Union minister Som Parkash at City Property. The protesters assembled close to the GT Street and marched in direction of his residence.

Police put up barricades on the street resulting in Parkash’s home to stop protesters from reaching there, officers mentioned.

The Union minister was not at residence on the time of the protest.

The agitating farmers additionally held a protest close to Parkash’s residence in Mohali district. Police have been deployed and barricades erected outdoors the minister’s home to stop any untoward incident.

In Chandigarh, a protest was held towards the Centre for not repealing the farm legal guidelines, the principle demand of the agitating farmers.

In Hoshiarpur, farmers took out a protest march from native Gurdwara Singh Sabha to the native BJP workplace at Shastri market after which burnt the copies of the laws.

In Karnal, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar appealed to farmers to not disturb regulation and order throughout their protest.

In Ambala, farmers held an indication close to the residence of Haryana Dwelling Minister Anil Vij.

A bunch of farmers affiliated to Bharatiya Kisan Union reached the Nationwide Freeway quantity -1 close to Ambala Cantonment, round 500 yards away from the residence of the house minister.

The entry level of Vij residence at Shastri colony was barricaded and police personnel have been additionally deployed there.

Equally, farmers additionally held protests close to the residence of BJP MLA from Ambala Metropolis Aseem Goyal. Goyal was not current in his residence when the farmers burnt the copies of the legal guidelines.

In Panchkula, police resorted to delicate cane cost after a bunch of farmers tried to drive their means by way of barricades to move in direction of the house of Haryana Meeting Speaker Gian Chand Gupta.

After being promulgated as ordinances on at the present time final yr, the farm legislations have been handed by Parliament in September. The president gave his assent to the payments later that month.

Scores of farmers have been tenting at Delhi’s borders since November final yr demanding that the Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers’ (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Companies Act, 2020; and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020 be rolled again, and a brand new regulation made to ensure minimal assist worth (MSP) for his or her crops.

The federal government, nevertheless, has been sustaining that the legal guidelines are pro-farmer.

A number of rounds of talks between the agitating farmers and the federal government have failed to interrupt the impasse over these contentious legal guidelines.

The federal government final held talks with farmer leaders on January 22. The talks between the 2 sides got here to a halt after a January 26 tractor parade by farmers in Delhi turned violent. — PTI 

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