TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: Farmers Union have called for a nationwide protest on March 26 to mark the completion of their struggle of 4 long months. The leading Farmer Unions also announced their plan ahead and the support of some trade unions which will join them in their protest against the fuel hike on March 15.
The farmers are focusing on spreading their message and reaching out to the other states after the Red Fort violence which has shattered their image of a peaceful protest.
So farmers from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh are coming to Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur protest sites, the union leaders are touring other states and some of those who have been at the sites since November-December are going back to take care of crops.
On February 26, the Confederation of All India Traders called a nationwide strike demanding a review of the provisions of the goods and services tax (GST) regime.
The farmers are willing to continue their struggle as they announced on their 100th day of protest completed recently.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said in Madhya Pradesh recently,
“If needed, we, on lakhs of tractors will reach Parliament to press for the repeal of the three black laws. 3,500 tractors entered Delhi on Republic Day. These were not hired tractors.”
Delhi Police has registered 38 cases against people, including foreigners, following the January 26 violence in the capital during the farmers’ protests, Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha.
Even after all the meetings between the government and the farmers, no conclusion has been reached yet. The farmers are still demanding the complete repealing of the laws which the government is not willing to comply.
Source: Hindustan Times