The protest against the three agricultural laws of the central government on Delhi’s borders has entered the 50th day. The movement has now taken a nationwide form. Initially, farmers from states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan led the movement. However, now farmers from across the nation are joining them.
Farmers are adamant on repealing all three laws along with demanding legal rights to MSPs. The farmers allege that the government and anti-social elements are making all possible efforts to weaken the movement. However, the farmers will not withdraw the agitation till the government agrees to their demands.
Dr. Darshan Pal of United Kisan Morcha said that the festival of Lohri was celebrated by burning a copy of three agricultural laws. All the farmer leaders on the Singhu border attended the event. They also remembered Dulla Bhatti and challenged the government.
The farmer leader alleged that the police are constantly harassing the farmers who are sitting on the dharna on the Jaipur-Delhi highway. The farmers are demonstrating peacefully for their rights. So, the Morcha has appealed to the police to cooperate with the farmers.
Meanwhile, hearing the case of farm laws, the Supreme Court asked why women and elders are in this movement, they should ask to go home. On this, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha said that women make incomparable contribution in agriculture. This movement also belongs to them. The Morcha has condemned the raising of such questions.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha also alleged that the government is not paying attention to the movement. The farmers are continuously dying on the borders of Delhi. The figure stands at 120 now. This has exposed the insensitivity and inhuman face of the government.