NewDelhi: Amid thee anti-Modi slogans such as “Dharti Mata Ki Jai”, “Narendra Modi Kisan Virodhi” and “Inquilab Zindabad”, farmers from different states of India on the third consecutive day continue their protests in Delhi.
As some farmer leaders gave speeches, farmers danced to drumbeats and the strains of “Hum Honge Kaamyab” could also be heard, during the ”Delhi Chalo” march.
On Saturday morning, after halting for the night, farmers joined the thousands of protestors who had already reached Delhi.
By Friday evening, all Haryana Police barricades at the border with Punjab and along the highway to Delhi had been lifted. Hundreds entered the New Delhi to hold a peaceful protest at a north Delhi ground after facing tear-gas and water cannons and clashing with armed forces personnel, while thousands remained at border points, undecided whether to go to the demonstration site identified by police.
“We have again started heading towards Delhi in the morning after a night halt at Meham in Rohtak district of Haryana,” Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) leader Shingara Singh was quoted saying in a report by NDTV.
Another group of farmers made a night halt at Julana in Haryana’s Jind district, he said, adding, “They have also resumed their journey towards Delhi.”
Farmers protesting against the GoI’s three farm laws have expressed apprehension that the laws would pave a way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.
Thousands of farmers sat it out at various border points into Delhi, many made their way into the Delhi and gathered at the Nirankari ground, one of the largest in the city.
The farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana and also from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, arrived in trucks and tractors.
Slogans such as “Dharti Mata Ki Jai”, ‘Narendra Modi Kisan Virodhi” and “Inquilab Zindabad” could be heard from different parts of the vast, dusty ground in Burari. As some farmer leaders gave speeches, farmers danced to drumbeats and the strains of “Hum Honge Kaamyab” could also be heard.
In this regard, GoI has invited several Punjab farmer organisations for another round of talks in Delhi on December 3. However, the widespread protest is being witnessed in Delhi and other states against the current government.