Farmers’ Protest To Continue Its Long March Into Summer

These include highway blockades and protest marches, including one towards Parliament, which will be held in April and M...

The umbrella organisation spearheading peasants’ movement against the Centre’s contentious farm laws has prepared a list of protests for the summer days ahead.

These include highway blockades and protest marches, including one towards Parliament, which will be held in April and May.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Haryana state president, Gurnam Singh Chaduni, said the protests will continue peacefully. “We don’t support violence. Not even skirmishes,” he said.

The protestors plan to block the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway for 24 hours beginning 11 am on April 10...

...“We do not want a repeat of January 26 incidents. We will march on foot, not tractors. The issue of law and order is paramount. Any untoward incident can weaken our struggle,” said a union leader...

...“It’s not only about sit-in protests at Delhi’s borders. We are following a certain schedule. We reached out to the people in various parts of the country through mahapanchayats. We registered our protests through highway blockades. The protests are not over,” said All India Kisan Sabha general secretary Hannan Mollah.

The Centre and farmers have been at loggerheads over the three laws enacted in September. While the government says it is in the interest of farmers, the latter claim it will give all power to corporates.

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