Farmers burn copies of Union agriculture minister’s letter

NOIDA (UP): Farmers tenting at Delhi-Noida border in protests in opposition to the three latest farm legal guidelines of the Centre on Saturday burnt copies of an open letter of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar‘s written to them in a bid to pacify them.

A gaggle of transgenders additionally joined farmers at their protest website at Chilla border throughout the day and entertained them with songs and dance, with a few of them additionally taking digs on the authorities over its alleged adamant perspective over farm legal guidelines.

Scores of protestors from varied districts of western Uttar Pradesh are tenting on the Chilla border right here and at a close-by Dalit Prerna Sthal for the reason that first week of December.

As members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu), who’re at Chilla border, burnt copies of the minister’s letter, Yogesh Pratap Singh, the UP unit chief of farmers’ group, mentioned, “The protest is not going to be over till the three legal guidelines are repealed.”

The visitors motion on the Noida-Delhi Hyperlink Street by way of Chilla border, in the meantime, remained disrupted as just one carriageway was open and the opposite closed for commuters as a result of agitation.

“The Noida to Delhi lane is closed however the different lane (Delhi to Noida) is open. Different routes between Delhi and Noida – the DND and Kalindi Kunj – are open for commuters,” a Noida Visitors Police official mentioned.

On Saturday, a bunch of farmers from Eta district additionally joined the BKU (Bhanu)-led demonstration on the Chilla border, whereas scores of BKU (Lok Shakti) members stayed put on the Dalit Prerna Sthal.

A gaggle of farmers from adjoining Bulandshahr district had tried to maneuver to Delhi by way of Larger Noida and Noida to affix the bigger protest websites at Delhi-Haryana border however have been stopped by the police, mentioned officers.

“These protestors had gathered on the Luharli Toll Plaza in Dadri space the place they have been pacified by police officers and satisfied into returning residence. They agreed to return after submitting a memorandum of their calls for to officers,” a police spokesperson mentioned.

Regular visitors was restored quickly on the toll plaza, the official added.

The protestors who’ve gathered on the Noida border wish to proceed to Delhi to affix the bigger stir websites at Delhi-Haryana border.

1000’s of farmers are presently staying put at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in protest in opposition to the Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Providers Act, 2020 and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020.

They’ve expressed apprehension that these legal guidelines would pave the best way for the dismantling of the minimal help value system, leaving them on the “mercy” of massive companies.

Nevertheless, the federal government has been sustaining that the brand new legal guidelines will deliver higher alternatives for farmers and usher in new applied sciences in agriculture.

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