| Rewari |
December 17, 2020 3:07:37 am
Round 150 farmers have been protesting in opposition to the three farm payments on the Haryana-Rajasthan border on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway since Sunday. Stopped from shifting in the direction of Delhi, they determined to protest on the spot and arrange camp on the Jaipur-Delhi carriageway — with blankets, ration and groceries to final six months, and firewood to maintain the winter chill at bay.
Whereas most are from Rajasthan, there are additionally some from Punjab and Haryana on the spot. “The chilly doesn’t trouble us; we’re all farmers,” stated Vijay Singh Chauhan from Alwar. “We’ve got include mattresses and heat blankets and garments. We even have a number of wooden for fires.”
Covid farmers stated, additionally pales compared to their issues.
Mentioned Jagdish Singh, additionally from Alwar, “Even at dwelling, there’s a danger of getting Covid. However there’s the extra danger of our livelihood being misplaced due to these legal guidelines. What would be the level of defending ourselves from the virus after we all sink into poverty; what reply will we give our kids?”
“Our most important drawback is MSP… We don’t wish to take something the federal government says at face worth. Even throughout the lockdown, they’d stated employees would get cash, landlords can not drive individuals to pay hire — none of it was true on the bottom,” he stated.
Farmers stated they’ve come ready with ration and provisions to final six months. With locations like Neemrana and Alwar shut by, they stated groceries and greens are being replenished.
“We’ve got stocked up on ration at properties of various individuals in Neemrana,” stated a protester serving puri and aloo for lunch. “Locals additionally present us with some meals. However that is prone to be a long-term state of affairs and we can not count on them to take action for lengthy.”
Among the many protesters, largely males, had been 4 girls — two moms and their teenage daughters, who’re college students.
One in every of them, a second-year B.Com scholar, stated, “My father is a member of the panchayat in our village in Rajasthan, however now we have come to assist the farmers. I’m not lacking something in faculty as my courses are on-line, which I attend from right here.”
Yogendra Yadav, nationwide president of Swaraj India, who has been main the protesters, stated they are going to proceed to stay there till police permit them to march to Delhi or their calls for are met: “We’ve got no intention of pushing our manner by means of. We are going to proceed peacefully.”
Superintendent of Police Abhishek Jorwal stated round 300 personnel had been deployed to make sure legislation and order: “The protesters are seated on the border and the state of affairs stays peaceable. We’ve got one Fast Motion Pressure crew and two corporations of CISF deployed, along with our personal district police.”
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