Farmers’ Protest Live Updates: Thousands throng Singhu border to mark protest anniversary
🔴 Farmer Protest Latest Updates: Security has been beefed up across Delhi's borders in anticipation of protestors gathering in large numbers.
By: Express Web Desk | Chandigarh, New Delhi |
Updated: November 26, 2021 4:43:06 pm
Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Farmers Protest Anniversary: Farmers gather at the Ghazipur border to mark one year since the farmer protests began. (Photo: SKM)
Farmer Protest LIVE: Hundreds of tractors bedecked with lights and posters rolled through the Singhu border protest site as loud Punjabi and Haryanvi songs filled the air on Friday to mark one year of the protest against the three farm laws that the government is set to formally withdraw, news agency PTI reported.
A large number of farmers in tractors were also seen at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. Security has been beefed up across Delhi’s borders in anticipation of protestors gathering in large numbers.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said the agitation will be remembered for the farmers’ unshakable ‘satyagraha’, the “martyrdom of 700 farmers” and the arrogance of the “ruthless” BJP government.
“One year of farmers’ movement. Will be known for the unshakable satyagraha of farmers, the martyrdom of 700 farmers, the arrogance of the ruthless BJP government and the atrocities on ‘annadatas’,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
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Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Farmers Protest Anniversary: Farmers from Haryana welcome their Punjab counterparts on Thursday afternoon, as the latter travels to Delhi.
A 50-year-old farmer died while an 80-year-old farmer was seriously injured after a speeding truck allegedly hit a trolley, which was part of a convoy headed to the Tikri border protest site to participate in the first anniversary of the farmers’ protests, on Wednesday night in Gohana, said police. The truck driver was arrested before he was released on bail, said police.
Police said farmers blocked the highway for more than two hours after the incident.
According to police, the incident took place at Mahra Chowk on the Gohana-Rohtak highway when several trolleys from Punjab that were going to the Tikri border had stopped near a dhaba for a breather.
The sowing of wheat done, thousands of protesting farmers are marching towards the borders of Delhi to mark the first anniversary of their movement against the three contentious agriculture laws as well as to demand an MSP guarantee for their crops.
Jind BKU president, Azad Palwa, told The Indian Express, “Almost 70 per cent of the farmers have completed the sowing of wheat. So, now they are again ready to go and camp at the borders of Delhi in large numbers. The huts, which were empty at the borders for the past several months, will again be full with agitators. From Jind district alone, at least five cavalcades of vehicles — including tractors, jeeps and cars — will be moving to the national capital on November 26.”
Five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to repeal the three contentious farm laws against which the farmers had been protesting for a year, the Union Cabinet Wednesday cleared the bill to be taken up in the upcoming Parliament session to roll back the laws.
The bill, now approved by the Cabinet, will be introduced in the Winter Session of Parliament, beginning next week.
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