Ground Report | New Delhi: Farmers plan daily protest; Farmers, who have been protesting against agricultural laws on the borders of Delhi for several months, plan to gherao Parliament in the upcoming monsoon session.
Farmers plan daily protest
The members of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) took this decision during a meeting held on the Singhu border on Sunday. Farmers are planning several demonstration programs during the monsoon session starting July 19.
The organization says that till the end of this session of Parliament, farmers are planning to protest every day.
BKU Dakonda President Buta Singh Burjgil said, “On July 17, we will go to the houses of the leaders of the opposition parties and give them a warning letter. We will request them to either break their silence or give up their seats. Five days After that a large group of people will come out of Singhu and reach Parliament and ask the opposition to disrupt the proceedings. We will sit outside. We will keep repeating this, this is our plan of protest.”
200 protesters will protest outside Parliament
The SKM has said in the statement that two members from each organization and at least 200 protesters will protest outside the Parliament everyday. The monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled to run from July 19 to August 13.
The farmers claim that the demonstrations will be peaceful and that this will be a strong message to abolish the law. Farmers’ organizations say that more farmers of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab may join the protest regarding the Parliament session.
The SKM had earlier also said that there would be a nationwide protest on July 8 from 10 am to 12 noon against the rising prices of essential commodities like diesel and petrol.
The farmers also spoke out against the eviction of local people from Khori village in Faridabad and planned a protest against it. “A few days back there was lathi charge in Khori village. On 6th July we will hold a protest at PM House and urge the government to consider the options to save the people.
Villagers can also be given a separate place. There are seven five-star hotels and they are untouched. These 1 lakh people will come on the roads,” said Gurnam Singh Chaduni of BKU Haryana.