Farmers’ agitation at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar from tomorrow: Police beefed up security at Tikri border; Put up cement barricades on the road

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Farmers’ organizations are going to start agitation from Monday at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Farmers have started reaching the city. Due to this, the police have tightened the security at the Delhi-Haryana Tikri border. Along with this, cement barricades have been installed on the road.

Cement barricades have been put up to stop the farmers.

Cement barricades have been put up to stop the farmers.

The United Kisan Morcha has announced a Kisan Mahapanchayat on 22nd August at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Farmers from different states have left for Delhi. It will be a one day program which will be conducted with complete peace and discipline. This Panchayat will be held from 11 am to 4 pm. After the conclusion of the Panchayat, a memorandum will be submitted to the President. If the government tries to obstruct any kind, then the government itself will be responsible for that.

Farmers have started reaching Delhi.

Farmers have started reaching Delhi.

Following are the main demands of Kisan Panchayat –
1). Justice to the farmers families of Lakhimpur Kheri massacre, release of the farmers in jail and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni, the main culprit of the massacre.
2). According to Swaminathan Commission’s C2+50% formula, a law should be made to guarantee MSP.
3). Debt free to all the farmers of the country.
4). Electricity bill 2022 should be canceled.
5). Support price of sugarcane should be increased and cane arrears should be paid immediately.
6). India should come out of WTO and cancel all free trade agreements.
7) All the cases registered during the farmers’ movement should be withdrawn.
8). Under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the payment of the outstanding compensation of the farmers should be done immediately.
9). Agneepath scheme should be withdrawn.

Police personnel have been deployed at Tikri border.

Police personnel have been deployed at Tikri border.

75 hours of protest in Lakhimpur Kheri
Earlier, the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) staged a 75-hour dharna at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh to meet their pending demands. In this, about 50 thousand farmers from other states including Punjab had reached the protest site. The SKM comprises around 40 agricultural organisations, which are mainly demanding the enactment of a guarantee law on Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops. In this, Rakesh Tikait, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, had participated in this demonstration.

8 killed in violence in Tikunia area
Let us inform that on October 3 last year, violence broke out in Tikunia area of ​​Lakhimpur Kheri district. During this eight people, including four farmers, died in Lakhimpur Kheri. Withdrawal of cases registered during the agitation against the withdrawn agricultural laws by the Central Government. The farmers are also demanding compensation to the families of farmers killed during the year-long protests and a legal guarantee of minimum support price for the crops.

Women also participated in the dharna in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Women also participated in the dharna in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Also read – Tikait’s 75-hour sit-in, threatened the administration: Said – the demonstration will go on till the dismissal of Teni, the government should fix its mind

Know the MSP for which the farmers are protesting
MSP, i.e. Minimum Support Price or Minimum Support Price. The central government fixes a minimum price for the crops, this is called the MSP. Even if the price of the crop decreases in the market, the government will pay the farmer according to the MSP. With this, the farmers get to know about the fixed price of their crop, how much is the price of their crop. This is a kind of guarantee of the price of the crop.

Earlier on July 31, farmers of Punjab sat on the railway track at Valhalla in Amritsar, Bathinda and protested at Shambhu toll plaza in Ambala, Barwala in Panchkula and Cheeka in Kaithal against the central government for not fulfilling their demands. did.

Announced the withdrawal of all three agricultural laws on 19 November 2021
The three new agricultural laws were approved by the Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020. The President signed the proposal of the three laws on 27 September. Since then, farmers’ organizations started agitation against agricultural laws. However, 14 months later, on 19 November 2021, the Prime Minister announced the repeal of the Agriculture Act.

After this, in the last round of talks between farmer organizations and the government in December 2021, many issues were agreed upon. In these, it was agreed to form a committee on fixing the MSP, compensation to the dead farmers and removal of the cases against the farmers during the agitation.

All three agricultural laws, against which farmers were agitating
1. Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill 2020
There is a provision in this law to create such an ecosystem where farmers and traders will have the freedom to sell crops outside the mandi. The law seeks to promote trade within the state and between two states. Along with this, the matter of reducing the cost of marketing and transportation is also in this law.

2. Farmers (Empowerment-Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Bill 2020
In this law, a provision has been made for the National Framework on Agriculture Agreements. It connects farmers with the sale of agricultural products, farm services, agribusiness firms, wholesalers and retailers and exporters. Along with this, there is talk of supplying quality seeds to farmers, monitoring of crop health, credit facility and crop insurance facility.

3. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020
In this law, there is a provision to remove cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onions and potatoes from the list of essential commodities. According to the government, this will enable farmers to get the right price for their crops, as the competition in the market will increase.

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