It has been 197 days since the farmers’ protest against the Agriculture Act. While the farmers thought of intensifying the movement, they made a strategy to put pressure on the government. Meanwhile, on June 26, the farmers announced a sit-in at Raj Bhavans across the country.
The leaders of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) said that on June 26, there will be a protest by the farmers and during this time black flags will be shown. Along with this, the President will send a memorandum to Ram Nath Kovind.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Dharmendra Malik told IANS that June 26 will be celebrated as Save Agriculture, Save Democracy Day. At the same time, by showing black flags at Raj Bhavans and giving memorandum to the President through the Governor in every state, they will register their protest.
According to farmer leaders, on June 26, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had imposed Emergency in the country. Even today, the Modi government has also imposed an undeclared emergency in the country.
On the other hand, farmers also expressed concern over the safety of women at the border. According to the farmers, a committee will be formed by Saturday for the safety of women at the agitation site. At the same time, a mobile number will be made public.
According to the SKM, farmers are continuously protesting against BJP leaders at different places by showing black flags. Haryana Government’s Women and Child Development Minister Kamlesh Dhanda had to face black flags and slogans in Kaithal. Both women and male farmers faced the scorching heat to express their resistance in large numbers. BJP’s Babita Phogat also faced opposition from farmers in Charkhi Dadri.
While thousands of farmers from different states are joining the ongoing movement on the borders of Delhi, today a contingent of Terai Kisan Sangathan from Uttarakhand reached Ghazipur border. Similarly, AIKMS delegations and supporters from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar also reached the Ghazipur dharna site.
Farmers have been protesting at various borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against three newly enacted farm laws.
Farmer Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers are protesting against the government for the Farmers Empowerment and Protection Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.