, Government’s ‘Vaadakhilfi’, mega-demonstration of farmers in Punjab-Haryana led by SKM

Mega former protest in Punjab and Haryana- India TV Hindi News
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Mega former protest in Punjab and Haryana

Highlights

  • Protests at 8 toll plazas in 6 districts and 10 highways including Ludhiana-Firozpur highway in Mullanpur
  • Farmers burnt the effigy of the central government and raised slogans
  • Minor clash of farmers with police

Farmer Protest: Farmers on Sunday staged dharna on railway tracks at several places in Punjab and Haryana. This is part of the nationwide demonstrations of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) against the ‘discrimination’ of the central government. The SKM claims that the central government had made promises to them during their protest against the controversial agricultural laws, which it is now reneging on. These laws have now been repealed. Several trains had to be canceled or rescheduled due to farmers’ 4-hour protest in Firozpur division of Indian Railways in Punjab. As a result, hundreds of passengers had to wait for hours at various railway stations.

inconvenience to passengers

According to railway officials, Amritsar-Pathankot, Amritsar-Qadian, Pathankot, Verka were among the five trains that were canceled while Amritsar-Jayanagar, Amritsar Sealdah, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi, Amritsar-New Delhi and Amritsar- Changes were made in the timing of Ajmer Express. He said that two trains- Bathinda-Fazilka and Fazilka-Bathinda were terminated before their intended destination. A man living in Jammu said at Jalandhar station, “I had come here for treatment along with my wife. We were to return to Jammu today. Our train was supposed to arrive at 10.30 am, but its arrival has been delayed by several hours. A woman from Jandiala was supposed to go to Jammu to visit Mata Vaishno Devi temple, but her train is also running late due to farmers’ agitation. “We have been waiting for the train for hours,” the woman said.

Central government is not listening to the demands

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU)-Kadian President Harmeet Singh Kadian participated in the sit-in demonstration at Phillaur Railway Station and said that they are staging a dharna on the call of SKM. SKM is a joint organization of different farmer unions. The farmers alleged that the central government was not listening to their demands, due to which they were forced to sit on the railway tracks. BKYU (Ekta Ugrahan) general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokriklan said that his union members staged dharna at 8 toll plazas in 6 districts and 10 highways including Ludhiana-Firozpur highway in Mullanpur and on rail tracks in Bathinda, Budhlada, Malerkotla and Patti. sat down. In neighboring Haryana, farmers demonstrated at several places including Hisar, Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh, Tohana, Sonipat, Jind and Karnal. They burnt an effigy of the central government and raised slogans and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of ‘disloyalty’.




Demonstration at 5 toll plazas in Hisar

In Hisar, farmers demonstrated at 5 toll plazas and burnt effigies of the central government. Farmers protesting at Badopatti toll said they had a minor clash with the police as they were preparing to burn an effigy of the centre. Bharatiya Kisan Sabha leader Shamsher Numberdar alleged that the central government has reneged on most of the promises made to the farmers. In Sonipat, farmers took out a protest march and burnt an effigy of the central government. He demanded that farmers be given a legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops. In Karnal too, farmers staged a sit-in at the toll plaza. At the same time, in Jind also, farmers demonstrated under the leadership of Ramphal Kandela, National Vice President of BKU. Kandela said that the Kisan Morcha does not have faith in the committee constituted to enact the MSP guarantee law, as it has members pro-Agriculture Law.

Changed plan due to competitive exams and Teej festival

Several protesting farmers in Haryana said that earlier a decision was taken to hold Chakka Jam, but due to competitive examinations and Teej celebrations, the plan was changed. Harinder Singh Lakhowal, general secretary of Bhakiu (Lakhowal), said that the demands of the farmers include legal guarantee for MSP and justice in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. On October 3 last year, eight people, including four farmers, were killed during a protest at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. The main accused in the case is the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra. The farmers are demanding the dismissal of the minister. The farmers’ demands include withdrawal of cases registered last year during protests against agricultural laws, compensation to the families of those who lost their lives during the agitation and withdrawal of the Agneepath Military Recruitment Scheme.

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