December 16, 2020 2:50:16 am
Protesting farmers on the Ghazipur border in East Delhi mentioned Monday that solely farmers will likely be allowed to return up on stage and no different concern will likely be raised from the platform.
Tons of of farmers, most of them from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, have been protesting for 20 days on the Delhi-UP border.
The protesters are both affiliated to numerous farmers’ unions — such because the Bharatiya Kisan Union, All India Kisan Sabha, Rashtriya Kisan Samiti, UP Kisan Sabha, Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sangharsh Samanvaya Samiti, Sanyukt Kisan Morcha — or non-affiliates, and have assembled on the protest web site on one of many lanes of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.
Jagtar Singh Bajwa (40), a farmer from Bazpur in Uttara hand and one of many stage-managers, mentioned, “We’re following three guidelines — this isn’t a political protest or rally, so we’re not permitting political folks; we’re not permitting anybody, together with farmers, to boost any violent or communal slogans; and the rostrum is just for discussing the farmers’ opinions on the three farm payments.”
The stage has a big poster of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, which Bajwa mentioned was an inspiration to the farmers and represented the zeal and energy of the youth.
“Bhagat Singh bled for this nation — we’re impressed by him, however the lathi we’re carrying is that of Gandhi. We’re protesting in a Gandhivaadi method, in peace,” he mentioned.
One of many audio system, Sunil, from the Bharatiya Kisan Union and hailing from Shamli in Uttar Pradesh, mentioned on-stage, “I’m a farmer and I’ve been coming right here for six-seven days… the federal government has put these on the streets who make meals for the nation. Earlier additionally they have been doing the identical — if not, then in 2014 itself, the federal government would have applied the Swaminathan Committee suggestions.”
Uttar Pradesh police personnel current on the web site have additionally been directed to make sure the protests stay strictly farmer centric.
Station Home Officer of Kaushambi district, Mahendra Singh, mentioned, “We’ll attempt to cease anybody who needs to disturb the protests by the farmers.
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