New Delhi: With Friday November 26, a year of farmers’ protests against the Centre’s three agriculture laws, security has been tightened at various border points along Delhi’s borders. Delhi Police on Thursday said security has been beefed up with additional deployment of paramilitary forces along with police personnel at places where protesting farmers are on dharna. The police also held a meeting with farmer leaders in this regard. Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order Division Zone-1) Deepender Pathak said that adequate security deployment has been made and the ground will be closely monitored by senior police officials. We are using professional policing to avoid any untoward incident. He said that we are also talking to the farmers and persuading them to cooperate with us. The farmers have been camping in three border points of Delhi, Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur for the last one year. ( farmer protest one year )
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Protest even after withdrawal of Kisan Bill
To mark the completion of one year of the movement, farmers have organized several programs across the country. Many protest fronts will be taken out in Delhi. According to the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions, thousands of farmers have started reaching various protest sites in Delhi. In states far from Delhi, preparations are underway to mark the event with rallies and other events. Farmers in Karnataka are planning to block major highways. Farmers in Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh will jointly protest with trade unions at all district headquarters. The framers will take out tractor rallies in Raipur and Ranchi. In West Bengal, rallies have been planned in Kolkata as well as in other districts. In a surprise move, PM Modi had announced on 19 November that three bills would be withdrawn in the upcoming winter session of Parliament. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday (November 24) approved ‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’ to repeal three controversial agriculture laws passed by Parliament last year.
Rakesh Tikait alleges, Center does not want to talk on MSP ( farmer protest one year )
Bharatiya Kisan Sangh leader Rakesh Tikait said on Thursday that farmer leaders have written to the central government alleging that the government does not want to talk about Minimum Support Price (MSP) as it will benefit farmers across the country. Addressing a press conference here, Tikait said, “We have written a letter to the Center a few days back but we have not received any reply yet.” They do not want to talk about MSP as it will benefit farmers across the country. He said the Center has not yet responded to the letter. When the last meeting was held after January 22, the Government of India did not hold any talks with us. Now they have decided to repeal the laws. But our issues remain, including the MSP, compensation for the death of 700 farmers and the martyr memorial for the dead farmers. The government should form a committee to address other issues like electricity amendment bill, pesticide bill and others… Tikait was quoted as saying by ANI. ( farmer protest one year )