New Delhi: As the protests entered the 7th day, the farmers from Haryana and Punjab on Wednesday kept on protesting peacefully at the Delhi-Haryana Tikri border here.
A large number of farmers have camped at the Tikri border to protest against the controversial agricultural laws passed by Parliament in September this year.
The leaders were repeatedly addressing the fellow farmers on their complaints, demands and expectations from the government.
The farmers arranged their own food and distributed it amongst themselves.
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi set up a stall at the Tikri border to serve food to the farmers. Other than the AAP, numerous different associations additionally have come out in their help, giving them prepared food and milk.
Considering the farmers’ agitation, the Delhi Police have made sufficient arrangements at the Delhi-Haryana border. The police have blockaded the roads with the Vajra Vahan, water cannons and the JCB machines.
On Tuesday night, the farmer leaders held discussions with the government. Yet, the discussions finished inconclusively. The government has chosen to again call the farmers for a meeting on December 3.
The farmers began marching to Delhi as a part of their ‘Dilli Chalo’ protest on November 26. They arrived at the Delhi border on Friday and have been camping there from that point forward.
The farmers have been protesting against the three agricultural laws and are demanding the withdrawal of these laws. They are furthermore demanding the assurance of the minimum support price.
The Prime Minister himself at a public convention in Varanasi on Monday condemned the opponents of the new Central agricultural laws as spreading misinformation and planting fear amongst farmers.
At Tuesday’s discussions that three Union ministers held with 35 farm union leaders, the Centre just offered the constitution of a committee to talk about the controversial provisions of the three laws.
The leaders were urged to select members to the proposed panel, which would moreover have agricultural officials and experts. The unions predictably refused the offer.