• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Farmers burn copies of farm laws at Delhi border to celebrate 'Holika Dahan'

|

New Delhi, Mar 28: Farmers camping at the Delhi borders on Sunday burnt copies of the Centre's new farm laws to mark "Holika Dahan", the Samyukta Kisan Morcha said.

The protesting farmers celebrated Holi at the borders and maintained that their agitation will continue till the farm laws are repealed and a separate law on minimum support price is enacted, it said in a statement.

Representational Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kejriwal calls high-level meet on Delhi covid crisis at 4:30 pmCoronavirus LIVE Updates: Kejriwal calls high-level meet on Delhi covid crisis at 4:30 pm

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a joint front of farmer unions, also said that it will observe "FCI Bachao Diwas" on April 5, adding that offices of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will be gheraoed from 11 am to 5 pm across the country.

"The government has made several attempts to end the minimum support price (MSP) and public distribution system (PDS) indirectly. The FCI's budget has also been reduced over the last few years. Recently, the FCI also changed the rules for procurement of crops," the statement said.

The SKM also condemned the passage of the Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property during Disturbance to Public Order Bill, 2021 by the Haryana Assembly, saying it aims to suppress agitations.

Farmers lost their advocate in Delhi: Rakesh Tikait on Ajit Singh's deathFarmers lost their advocate in Delhi: Rakesh Tikait on Ajit Singh's death

"It contains dangerous provisions that would surely prove fatal to democracy," the body added.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X