As the farmers’ protest completes nearly three weeks at the borders of Delhi against the Centre’s new farm laws, the farmers will observe a daylong hunger strike on Monday. The hunger strike from 8 am to 5 pm is part of the farmers’ plan to intensify their agitation from Monday.
Addressing a press conference at the Singhu border, farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni said the leaders will observe the hunger strike at their respective places. On the other hand, to make people aware of the recent farm laws brought by the Centre, the ruling BJP will organise farmers’ meets at various places in Uttar Pradesh. These “kisan sammelan” will begin on Monday and continue till December 18.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to observe day-long fast to support farmers’ stir
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that he and AAP leaders will keep a day-long fast on Monday in support of the farmers’ agitation. Kejriwal said that the current farm laws will lead to a rise in the prices of vegetables and fruits. He further added that farm laws are against the common man and demanded that the Centre should withdraw these farm laws. He also requested AAP volunteers to join in.
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Farmer leaders sit on hunger strike at Singhu border
The farmers are holding a hunger strike today to intensify their stir against the government’s farm laws. “We want to wake the govt up. So, 40 farmer leaders of our United Farmers Front will sit on hunger strike today at all borders points between 8 am-5 pm. 25 of them will sit at Singhu border, 10 at Tikri border & 5 at UP border,” Harinder Singh Lakhowal, General Secy, BKU (Punjab) said.
Farmers on hunger strike today, to block Delhi-Jaipur highway to intensify stir
The Sanyukta Kisan Morcha said on Sunday that farmer union leaders will sit on a one-day hunger strike across the various protest sites from 8 am to 5 pm on December 14 with farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni confirming in a press conference at Singhu border. In addition, farmers will stage demonstrations outside district headquarters across India on Monday in a bid to express their dissatisfaction against the Centre’s refusal to repeal the three new farm laws. Prohibitory orders in Rewari coupled with barricades and heavy police deployment prevented hundreds of farmers marching towards Delhi from Rajasthan on Sunday from crossing into Haryana. The protesters then decided to set up camp on the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway at Jaisinghpur Kheda along the Rajasthan-Haryana border (NH-48), bringing traffic on the otherwise busy route to a complete halt.