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Farmers Prepare for Intense Protests at Raj Bhawans On June 26 Against Farm Laws

Farmers announced a sit-in at Raj Bhavan across the country on June 26. The protest by the farmers against the new farm laws introduced by the Central government last year is nearing 200 days.

Farmers To Intensify Protests Against Farm Laws 

As per the latest reports, the farmers are planning to intensify their protests by organizing a sit-down at Raj Bhawans across the country. A leader from the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday said that there will be protests by the farmers on June 26 with black flags.

“A memorandum will also be sent to President Ram Nath Kovind,” the leader said.

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At the same time, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Dharmendra Malik spoke to the media. He said that June 26 will be celebrated as “Save Agriculture, Save Democracy Day”.

According to the farmer leaders, former Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had imposed an “emergency” across the country on June 26. They accused the Modi government of having imposed an “undeclared emergency” in the country.

Farmers Express Concern Over Women Safety at the Border 

Meanwhile, the farmers expressed their concerns over the women’s safety issues at the border. As per them, they would form a committee by Saturday to ensure that the protesting women at the agitation site are safe.

As per the SKM, farmers will continue their protests against the farm laws by showing black flags. Haryana’s Women and Child Development Minister Kamlesh Dhanda had to face black flags and slogans in Kaithal. BJP’s Babita Phogat also faced opposition from farmers in Charkhi Dadri.

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A contingent of Terai Kisan Sangathan from Uttarakhand has already reached the Ghazipur border. Similarly, AIKMS delegations and supporters from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Bihar also reached the Ghazipur dharna site.

Farmers have been protesting at various borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against three newly enacted farm laws — Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance, and Farm Services Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.