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Farm Unions Meet Delhi Police Over Republic Day Tractor Rally: Report

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Protesting farmers have proposed a tractor rally to be held by them on Republic Day

New Delhi:

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A gathering is underway between the Delhi Police and farmer unions relating to the proposed tractor rally by them on Republic Day, officers stated.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Vary) SS Yadav is coordinating the assembly which is being held at Mantram Resort close to the Singhu border, officers instructed information company Press Belief of India.

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An analogous assembly was held on Wednesday between the union leaders and officers of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana police at Vigyan Bhawan to debate the route and preparations of the proposed rally on January 26.

Nevertheless, the farmer unions had rejected a suggestion by the cops to carry the rally on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway as an alternative of Delhi’s busy Outer Ring Street, sources instructed information company PTI.

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Hundreds of farmers, principally from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at a number of Delhi border factors in opposition to the Centre’s new agriculture legal guidelines for almost two months. The unions representing the farmers have begun holding tractor rallies at villages in Punjab to mobilise individuals for the demonstration on Republic Day.

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The farmers are vehemently opposing the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Value Assurance and Farm Companies Act, 2020; the Farmers Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act 2020.

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Enacted in September final yr, the three legal guidelines have been projected by the Centre as main reforms within the agriculture sector that can take away middlemen and permit farmers to promote their produce anyplace within the nation.

Nevertheless, the protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the way in which for eliminating the protection cushion of MSP (minimal help worth) and eliminate the “mandi” (wholesale market) system, leaving them on the mercy of massive corporates.
 

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(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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