Farmers to stage hunger strike to protest farm laws: Top developments of the day

Farmers to stage hunger strike to protest farm laws: Top developments of the day

New Delhi: As the impasse between the Centre and the protesting farmers continued for the 18th day, farmer leaders on Sunday introduced that the heads of all farmer unions will observe a one-day starvation strike on Monday, December 14. 

The starvation strike shall be between Eight am to five pm, and is part of the farmers union leaders plan to accentuate their agitation from December 14. 

Meanwhile, tons of of farmers from Rajasthan and Haryana are shifting in direction of Delhi and are prone to attain the nationwide capital on Sunday morning. The Delhi Police had stepped up its vigil on the border as farmers had deliberate to dam the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway-8, which passes via Gurgaon.

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Farmer leaders on Saturday had stated that farmers will begin the ”Delhi Chalo” march on their tractors from Rajasthan’s Shahjahanpur via the Jaipur freeway at 11 am on Sunday.

Here are the highest 5 developments of the day:

Farmers stopped from getting into Haryana, sit in protest on Delhi-Jaipur freeway

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan gathered at Haryana-Rajasthan border close to Rewari for his or her march in direction of Delhi. As they approached Delhi-Jaipur nationwide freeway, the Haryana police put up barricades to cease their onward march. They sat on facet of the NH-8 in protest.  

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Rewari’s Superintendent of Police Abhishek Jorwal instructed reporters on the website that district authorities had imposed Section 144 of the CrPC banning meeting of 5 or extra folks. “We have set up barricades and we will try to stop them here,” he stated.

Gurgaon is sort of 70 km from the place the farmers presently are situated and Delhi is sort of 80 kms away. 

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP joins farmers starvation stike tomorrow

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal introduced that he’ll maintain one-day quick on Monday in response to a name given by the agitating farmers and urged his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers in addition to the folks of tthe nation to hitch in as nicely.

He referred to as on the Centre to shun “arrogance” and scrap the three controversial farm legal guidelines as demanded by farmers union leaders, and likewise urged {that a} Bill be introduced which can assure minimal help value (MSP) for agricultural produce.

Agriculture minister Narendra Tomar targets Opposition over farmers’ stir 

The Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar accused the Opposition events of operating a propaganda in opposition to the Centre and reiterated that the brand new farm legal guidelines “may cause difficulty for some in the short term” however shall be useful in the long term.

Tomar claimed at an tackle of a delegation of over 100 farmers from Uttarakhand who got here to increase their help to the legal guidelines. Addressing the delegation, Tomar stated the federal government confronted opposition when it revoked J&K’s particular standing, throughout CAA in addition to over the Ram temple situation. “When the agricultural reforms were brought, there was opposition to this too…. There are some people who just oppose and weaken the country. This has become their nature,” the agriculture minister stated.

Punjab DIG Prisons resigns in help of farmers’ protest

Punjab Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar on Sunday (December 13, 2020) stated he has stop in help of farmers protesting in opposition to three new farm legal guidelines. Jakhar stated he tendered his resignation to the state authorities on Saturday. Notably, Jakhar is presently beneath suspension on graft expenses. He was suspended for allegedly taking bribes from jail officers.

NCP asks for clarification of Union Ministers’ remarks on farmers’ stir  

The NCP on Sunday took a troublesome stand in opposition to the claims of some Union ministers that the continuing farmers’ protest had the backing of Pakistan, China and Maoists. They urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make clear on the statements.

NCP spokesman Mahesh Tapase claimed that as a substitute of expressing sympathy and even contemplating the calls for of the farmers, each the Union ministers Raosaheb Danve and Piyush Goyal have made “controversial remarks to discredit the agitation”.

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