Farmer unions, who are protesting against the Centre’s three new farm laws, on Tuesday said they will march to Parliament on November 29 when the winter session is set to commence. The decision was taken in the United Kisan Morcha (farmers’ union) meeting which took place at the Sonipat-Kondli border today.
Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal said, “From November 26, the farmers’ movement will increase the number of farmers… will intensify the movement… on November 29, when the Parliament session (winter session) will commence, a batch of 500-500 farmers will march to Parliament from Tikri and Ghazipur border.” “If the government doesn’t allow us to enter Delhi, we will go to jail…” he said.
The farmers held their last protest near parliament in July, when the monsoon session was in progress. The police had given permission, but had warned that there should be no march.
More than 200 farmers were present at the protest. Many MPs also “visited” the Kisan Sansad, but did not take the stage or make any address. Strong security was put in place to ensure that there was repetition of the chaos of January 26.
Unprecedented chaos was unleashed upon Delhi on the Republic Day this year as the tractor rally by protesting farmers went off the designated course and reached the Red Fort.
The farmers have been protesting at the Delhi borders since November 26 last year against the three farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.