Farmers Protest LIVE UPDATES: Women media person roughed up, video journalist beaten up

So far, several rounds of talks have been held between the Centre and farmer leaders to break the deadlock between the two parties.

Written by July 22, 2021 09:02
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New Delhi: Amid the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, farmers are protesting at Jantar Mantar on Thursday, demanding the scrapping of new agricultural laws.

Farmers have been permitted to protest at Jantar Mantar with limited numbers not exceeding 200 persons for Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and six persons for Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) from 11 am upto 5 pm daily.

Only those farmers who have ID cards will be permitted at the protest site and at the end of the day around 5 pm, Police will escort the farmers on the buses as they return to the Singhu border.

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While the Monsoon Session of Parliament is on, the farmers’ protest led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait is going to take place against the Centre’s new farm laws just at a short distance away. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday said that the farmers will hold their own parliament sessions at Jantar Mantar.

While speaking to ANI, Rakesh Tikait said, “Parliament is just 150 metres away from Jantar Mantar. We will hold our own Parliament sessions there. On being asked about arrangements to tackle situations like January 26 Red Fort violence Tikait said, “What do we have to do with hooliganism? Are we miscreants?”

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

So far, several rounds of talks have been held between the Centre and farmer leaders to break the deadlock between the two parties.

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