Farmers have been sitting on the border since last year. In the wake of the Corona epidemic, the United Farmers Front has called for a nationwide Black Day today against the new farming laws. Because today six months of the farmers movement have passed. The farmers have sought the support of all the countrymen and asked them to put up black flags on their houses and vehicles and burn the idols of Modi government. The Delhi Police has also been alerted in view of the farmers’ appeal.
Delhi Police spokesperson Chinmay Biswal said, “We have appealed to the farmers not to resort to any program or gathering of crowds as the situation in Corona has deteriorated and people have lost their lives.” Protests or public gatherings are not allowed.
“If anyone engages in illegal activities or tries to break the Corona rules, we will take strict action against them,” he said. Delhi Police personnel have been deployed for security along the border. In addition, security has been beefed up as a precaution.
On the other hand, 14 major opposition parties of the country have given their support to the nationwide demonstration called by the United Kisan Morcha. These include Congress, JDS, NCP, TMC, Shiv Sena, DMK, JMM, JKPA, SP, BSP, RJD, CPI, CPM and Aam Aadmi Party. He also demanded the Union government to hold talks with the farmers. Earlier, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 21 urging him to resume talks on the three agricultural laws.
It may be recalled that the Union government had in 11 rounds of talks with the farmers of Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh who had been agitating on the three borders of Delhi since November 26, proposed to repeal the laws and form a committee for further discussion. But the farmers’ leaders demanding repeal of the law rejected the government’s proposal. The last meeting between the government and the farmers’ leaders was held on January 22. This was followed by a frenzy on January 26 in the name of farmers’ protest. There was even violence at the Red Fort, which is being investigated by the Delhi Police.