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One yr of farmers’ protest on November 26: Packages throughout nation, safety tightened at Delhi borders

New Delhi: As farmers’ protest towards Centre’s three farm legal guidelines clocks one yr on Friday (November 26), the safety has been tightened at varied border factors of Delhi borders. 

The Delhi police on Thursday mentioned that safety has been beefed up with further deployment of paramilitary forces, together with the police personnel, on the spots the place protesting farmers are on a sit-in. The police additionally held a gathering with farmer leaders on this regard, PTI reported. 

Particular Commissioner of Police (Regulation and Order Division Zone – 1) Dependra Pathak mentioned, “Adequate security deployment has been made and there will be close supervision by senior police officers on the ground. We are using professional policing to avoid any untoward incident.”

“We are also talking to the farmers and persuading them to cooperate with us,” he added. The farmers have been tenting at three border factors of Delhi — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for the final one yr. 

Farmers have organized a slew of packages throughout the nation to mark one yr of agitation. A number of protests, morchas shall be held in Delhi. In response to Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of over 40 farm unions, “1000’s of farmers have began arriving at varied protest websites in Delhi. In states that are distant from Delhi, preparations are underway to mark the occasion with rallies, dharnas and different programmes.” 

In Karnataka, farmers plan to dam main highways. In Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, farmers will collectively organise protests with commerce unions in any respect the district headquarters.

Framers will take out tractor rallies in Raipur and Ranchi. In West Bengal, rallies have been deliberate in Kolkata in addition to different districts. 

In a shock transfer, PM Modi had introduced on November 19 that the three payments shall be withdrawn within the upcoming winter session of the Parliament. On Wednesday (November 24), the Union Cupboard cleared ‘The Farm Legal guidelines Repeal Invoice, 2021’ for repealing the three controversial farm legal guidelines handed by the Parliament final yr. 

Rakesh Tikait alleges Centre doesn’t wish to discuss MSP

Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait mentioned on Thursday that farmer leaders wrote a letter to the Central authorities and alleged that the federal government doesn’t wish to speak in regards to the Minimal Help Value (MSP) as a result of it’ll profit the farmers all through the nation. Addressing a press convention right here, Tikait mentioned,” We have written a letter to the Centre a few days ago but we have not received any answer yet. They do not want to talk about the MSP because it will benefit the farmers throughout the whole country.”

He added that the Centre has not responded to the letter but.”The government of India did not have any conversation with us after January 22 when the last meeting was held. Now they have decided to repeal the laws. But our issues remain which include the MSP, compensation for the death of 700 farmers and Shahid Smarak of the dead farmers. The government should make a committee to address other issues like the electricity amendment bill, pesticide bill and others,” Tikait was quoted as saying by ANI.

(With company inputs)

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