Delhi: Farmers gear up for Republic Day tractor rally

Farmers on Monday began gathering at Gazipur border between Delhi-Uttar Pradesh for the proposed Kisan Tractor Rally on the eve of Republic Day.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 25-01-2021 12:42 IST | Created: 25-01-2021 12:42 IST
Delhi: Farmers gear up for Republic Day tractor rally
Farmers, with their tractors, continue to gather at Ghazipur border ahead of their proposed tractor rally tomorrow. [Photo/ANI]. Image Credit: ANI

Farmers on Monday began gathering at Gazipur border between Delhi-Uttar Pradesh for the proposed Kisan Tractor Rally on the eve of Republic Day. Tractors from Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan have also reached on Tikri border between Delhi-Haryana as the farmers sit in for protest for nearly two months.

The move comes as Delhi Police formally granted permission for the rally on January 26, assigning them routes for the same. Expressing dismay at the routes assigned for the rally, Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee told ANI, "We feel that the kind of permission granted to us for tractor rally is not right. We wanted to go to the old Ring Road but we were given conditional permission and assigned the portion that comes largely under Haryana."

"All we're saying we just want to go to Ring Road. We'll have a meeting with the police today over this. Routes will be decided after that," the farmer leader further added. Farmers had proposed to hold the Republic Day tractor rally on Delhi's Outer Ring Road. However, three routes other than the proposed one were allotted for the rally from three border points of Delhi, informed Special Commissioner of Police (CP), Intelligence in Delhi Police, Dependra Pathak on Sunday.

"The tractor rally will enter Delhi from Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur borders and return to its originating points. From Singhu, it will pass through Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi border, KMP Expressway, and then return to Singhu," Pathak told reporters at a press conference. Farmers from all across the country are marching towards Delhi to take part in the scheduled rally.

Meanwhile, farmers from across various districts of Maharashtra gathered at Mumbai's Azad Maidan on Monday to protest against the Central Government's three contentious farm laws. "We will submit a memorandum to the Governor today. Our families have also come with us because if we lose farming, the entire family will be rendered homeless", a protester told ANI this morning.

The eleventh round of talks between farmers and the government was held on Friday. The talks of farmer unions and the government have seemingly broken down after the former insisted on their demand for the repeal of three new farm laws and the latter asked them to reconsider its offer to put these laws on hold for about 18 months.

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Addressing conflict-related sexual violence at long last

... ...

Why unequal access to coronavirus vaccines is a threat to us all

... ...

India’s love affair with fossil fuels: the path to sustainable development?

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Cricket-Sundar puts India in charge, made to wait for maiden century

Washington Sundar was left stranded agonisingly close to what could have been his maiden test hundred but he featured in two century-plus partnerships, consolidating Indias position in the fourth and final test against England on Saturday.S...

Hearing adjourned till April 27 on suit seeking to restore temples in Qutub Minar complex

A Delhi court on Saturday adjourned till April 27 hearing on a civil suit seeking restoration of 27 Hindu and Jain temples in the Qutub Minar complex in Mehrauli, a lawyer familiar with the development said. On December 24 last year, the Sa...

Gavaskar "remains my hero", says Tendulkar

Every person needs a hero and for a young Sachin Tendulkar while growing up, the only person he would aspire to become was none other than Indias original Little Master Sunil Gavaskar.On the 50th anniversary of Gavaskars iconic Test debut a...

Scoreboard: 4th India-England Test, Lunch-Day 3

Scoreboard at lunch on the third day of the fourth Test between India and England here on Saturday.England 1st Innings 205 India 1st Innings Shubman Gill lbw b Anderson 0 Rohit Sharma lbw b Stokes 49 Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Leach 17 Virat K...

Give Feedback