A large number of farmers in a convoy of hundreds of vehicles from Haryana’s Ambala reached the farmer unions’ protest site at Singhu border in New Delhi on Sunday. The unions claimed that more batches of farmers from Haryana were expected to join the protest sites in the days to come. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, in a press statement, claimed that a large number of protestors continued to pour into the protest sites at Singhu border, Tikri border, Ghazipur and other locations. “While the spin doctors of BJP continue to try to create an image of dwindling numbers at the protest sites, the government should know that quite the opposite is the case, and all protest sites are witnessing a huge surge of protestors joining the sites,” said the press statement. Amid continued stalemate over withdrawal of cases against farmer leaders and their release in Harayana’s Fatehabad, the SKM has now given a call for a four-hour sit-in agitation outside police stations across Haryana on June 7.
Government arrogance of The SKM has made an appeal to the farmers from Sirsa, Fatehabad, Jind and Hisar, to assemble in large numbers at Sadar Police Station in Tohana to show collective strength, while farmers of other districts would protest at their respective local police stations.Led by several SKM leaders, including Mr. Yadav, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Rakesh Tikait and Yudhvir Singh, hundreds of farmers have been camping at Sadar Police Station in Tohana since Saturday demanding the withdrawal of cases against farmer leaders and thr release of Ravi Azad and Vikas Sisar. The matter pertains to the farmers protest against Jannayak Janata Party MLA Devender Babli this past week.The agitating farmers, including women, have pitched tents outside the police station and the SKM leaders have announced that they would not budge from the station until the two arrested farmer leaders are released and cases are withdrawn.Several meetings have been held with the local administration, but there is no breakthrough. Mr. Yadav claimed that they held six hours of talks with the district administration since Saturday, but it remained inconclusive.
By : G Gnana Priya dharshini