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Farmers' Protest | Narendra Tomar appeals to farmers to end stir, protests held at several places

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 farmer unions protesting at various Delhi border points, claimed that farmers were detained in states like Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana during the protests.

June 26, 2021 / 08:07 PM IST
File image of protesting farmers

File image of protesting farmers

As their agitation against the new agri laws completed seven months, farmers tried to march to governors' residence in several states on Saturday even as Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to them to end their stir and offered to resume talks on the provisions of the three legislations.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 farmer unions protesting at various Delhi border points, claimed that farmers were detained in states like Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana during the protests. Terming Tomar's recent statements as perplexing and contradictory, it asserted that farmer leaders are not seeking some meaningless amendments in the central farm laws which have fundamental flaws and urged the people to punish the BJP.

Protesting farmers march to Delhi to mark seven months of stir; three metro stations shut

Security was tightened in the national capital and other cities after the SKM said that representatives of farmers will submit memoranda of their demands, addressed to the President, to governors in various states. Hundreds of farmers from interiors of Uttar Pradesh, many of them on tractors, reached Ghazipur on Delhi's borders to mark the completion of seven months of the protest.