CHANDIGARH: Farmers in Punjab and Haryana on Thursday put up street blockades at many locations as a part of a nationwide ‘chakka jam’ agitation in protest towards three central farm legal guidelines, and demanded that these be withdrawn.
The decision for the nationwide ‘chakka jam’ from 12 midday to four pm was given by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee.
Protesting farmers owing allegiance to completely different outfits blocked state and nationwide highways at a number of locations, inflicting inconvenience to commuters.
Although police authorities diverted site visitors at many locations, but the commuters confronted site visitors snarls.
Farmers slammed the BJP-led authorities on the Centre for bringing the “black legal guidelines” and expressed concern that these legislations would destroy the farming neighborhood and would solely “profit” massive company homes.
Punjab farmers’ our bodies additionally lashed out on the Centre for suspending items trains within the state that has affected provide of coal, fertiliser and different important gadgets.
Bharatiya Kisan union (Ekta Ugrahan) normal secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan mentioned they’ve put up street blockades at 35 locations, together with Sangrur, Bathinda, Mansa, Barnala, Patiala, Ludhiana, in Punjab as a part of the ‘chakka jam’ protest.
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee normal secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher mentioned their members blocked roads at 45 locations in 10 districts of Punjab.
BKU (Charuni) president Gurnam Singh mentioned they’ve deliberate to carry protests at round 20 locations in Haryana, together with Karnal, Rohtak, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar and Fatehabad.
A protesting farmer in Bathinda mentioned the Narendra Modi authorities needed to “defame and derail” farmers’ protest by suspending items trains within the state.
The railways has suspended the operation of freight trains within the wake of blockade of some rail tracks by farmers in protest towards the three central farm legal guidelines.
Farmers’ our bodies protesting towards three central farm legal guidelines have expressed apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the best way for the dismantling of the minimal assist worth system, leaving them on the “mercy” of huge company entities.
They demanded that these be withdrawn.
The three farm legal guidelines — the Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Value Assurance and Farm Providers Act and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020 — had been enacted not too long ago.
The Centre has asserted that these new legal guidelines can be useful for farmers and can enhance their earnings.