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

The government last held talks with farmer leaders on January 22.

June 26, 2021 / 02:34 PM IST
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Farmers from Haryana have decided to march to Delhi on June 26 and submit a memorandum to mark the completion of seven months of their agitation against the Centre's three new agriculture laws. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has also restricted movement on some metro stations.

"As advised by Delhi Police, in view of security reasons, three Metro stations of Yellow Line namely, Vishwavidyalaya, Civil Lines and Vidhan Sabha will remain closed for public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm tomorrow i.e, 26.06.2021 (Saturday)," DMRC said in a tweet. The Delhi Police on June 26 tightened security arrangements across borders of the national capital in view of the anticipated protest march by farmers.

Farmers camping along Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders will observe June 26 as the "Save Agriculture, Save Democracy Day" to mark the completion of seven months of their agitation. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) encouraged farmers to submit a memorandum addressed to the President of India through respective governors. "More mobilisation of farmers is happening on the ground in different places, to strengthen the movement. Thousands of farmers from Saharanpur and Sisauli in Western Uttar Pradesh reached Ghazipur Gate led by BKU Tikait. In Punjab, farmers have begun engaging with migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to explain to them about the 3 black laws brought in by the Centre, requesting them to spread the word and join hands," Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) said in a press note, News18 reported.

They have been camping on Delhi borders since November last year, demanding the withdrawal of these three laws and that a new law be made to guarantee minimum support price (MSP) for their crops. Several rounds of talks between the farmers and the government have failed to break the deadlock over these contentious laws. Several rounds of talks between the farmers and the government have failed to break the deadlock over these contentious laws.

The government last held talks with farmer leaders on January 22. The talks between the two sides came to a halt after a January 26 tractor parade by farmers in Delhi turned violent.

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With Inputs from PTI.



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first published: Jun 26, 2021 02:34 pm
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