Farmer Protests On Delhi Borders Continue Through Day 16 – Highlights India News

NEW DELHI: Steadfast in their demand to repeal all three farm laws, farmer groups continued their agitation on Delhi’s interstate borders for the 16th consecutive day on Friday.
The leaders of the peasant groups affirmed that if the central government presented new positive proposals, they would retake the parliaments.
Here are the latest updates:

  • The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said Friday night that farmer agitators will block the Delhi-Jaipur highway on December 12. “On December 14, we will hold a sit-in in front of the DC offices, the homes of the BJP leaders and the Reliance and Adani toll plaza block,” said BKU chief Balbir S Rajewal. While there is no program to block trains, Rajewal said the number of farmers coming to Delhi has increased.

  • The agricultural unions mobilize the Supreme Court against the three new agricultural laws.

  • Tagging a media report on posters appearing at the farmers’ protest site on the Tikri border demanding the release of some activists arrested on various charges, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said: ” Anti-social elements are conspiring to spoil the atmosphere of the peasant movement under the guise of farmers. “

  • To express solidarity with farmers agitating against the recently enacted farm laws, Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab will hold separate statewide protests on December 14. Both sides said they stand shoulder to shoulder with protesting farmers and will do so. Leave no stone unturned for their voices to be heard.

  • Large numbers of ‘jathas’ or farmer groups from various districts of Punjab are going to the protest sites in Delhi. Meanwhile, many protesters, who have been camping for more than fifteen days, return home to work in the fields. Hundreds of activists had marched to the Delhi border on Wednesday. Many others left the Mansa, Bathinda, Barnala and Sangrur districts on Thursday.

  • The BJP has decided to organize press conferences, ‘chaupals’ and jan sampark in all districts of the country on the subject of the new agricultural laws from Friday. Up to 700 press conferences will be organized in the coming days.
  • Around 700 tractor cars and other vehicles are moving towards the Kundli border in Delhi. About 50,000 farmers will go to the Kundli border, said SS Pandher of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee, ANI reported.
  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday that the central government had sent its proposal to the farmers’ union, adding that they had discussed it but had not responded to it. “We found out through the media that they have rejected the proposal. Yesterday I had told them that if they wanted, we can definitely talk about the proposal,” he said.

  • In its proposal, the government promised the following amendments: A written guarantee for the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system; registration of private traders to trade outside of regulated mandis; equal taxes for APMC mandis; private markets to offer a level playing field; allow higher courts of appeal in contract farming disputes.

  • The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) reiterated on Friday that the agitation will not be withdrawn until all three laws are repealed. “There is only one way to end the standoff between the Center and the farmers. The Center will have to repeal the laws and the farmers will go home,” said BKU spokesman Rakesh Tikait, adding that they do not want the suggested amendments. by the central government.
  • The Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to inform people of the road closures and advised them to take alternative routes to avoid inconvenience. The borders of Singhu, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari and Mangesh Pur have been closed. NH 44 is closed. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba and GTK Road.

  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar has called on the government not to test the tolerance of growers. The former Union agriculture minister also said that the protest at the Delhi borders may spread to other places if the Center does not make a timely decision on the farmers’ demands. Pawar said the farm bills in question were passed “hastily” in parliament despite the opposition parties calling for a detailed discussion on them.

  • Farmers Protest Agricultural Products Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020; the Agreement for Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Guarantee and Agricultural Services Law, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.

  • After rejecting the Center’s proposals to make amendments to the recently enacted farm laws, which farmers are protesting, the agitator leaders said Thursday they would intensify their agitation by blocking the railroad tracks to pressure the government to repeal the three laws.