Thousands of farmers, who have been protesting against the Central Government’s three agriculture laws near Delhi borders for over four months, will march to parliament in the first half of May, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha – an umbrella body of 40 farmers’ unions that has been leading the agitation – announced on Wednesday.
“SKM has announced a parliament march in the first fortnight of May. Other than farmers and labourers, women, Dalit-Adivasi-Bahujans, unemployed youth and every section of the society will be part of this march. This program will be completely peaceful,” it said in a statement.
The body said protesters will come to the three main protests sites – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur – in their vehicles to participate in the “paidal” (on foot) march to parliament. The date for the event will be announced in the coming days, it added.