Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Two Punjab farmers returning to Patiala from a protest site near Delhi’s borders were killed in an early morning accident on Tuesday after their tractor truck was hit by a truck in the Karnal district of Haryana
Farmer protest LATEST updates: Two Punjab farmers returning to Patiala from a protest location near Delhi’s borders were killed in an early morning accident on Tuesday after their truck was hit by a truck in the Karnal district of Haryana. Another farmer was injured in the incident on the Taraori flyover, they said, adding a few more on the wagon that escaped with minor injuries.
A daily loss of 3,000 to 3,500 rupees leads, according to rough estimates by ASSOCHAM, to the region’s economies being affected by the value chain and traffic disruptions due to the protests.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the peasant movement now seems to be pursuing the “cause of” Tukde Tukde Ties, “adding that those who want to create unrest, anarchy and division in this country are now trying to mislead the peasants.
Over 2,000 women from the families of those protesting here on the Singhu border are expected to take part in the demonstration in the coming days.
Some members of the Aam Aadmi and Samajwadi parties have alleged that they were prevented by police from holding demonstrations in support of farmers who were protesting against the Center for Agricultural Reform’s new laws. AAP spokesman Sanjeev Nigam alleged that his party’s district unit president, Bhupendra Jadaun, had been placed under house arrest in his Noida home.
Nitin Gadkari said Tuesday that dialogue was the only way to end the stalemate with protesting farmers. He appealed to them to understand the agricultural laws and not to be misled.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet members of the farming community, including Sikh cultivators, in Gujarat on Tuesday during a visit to Kutch district, the day after union leaders observed a hunger strike.
The hunger strike, which 40 union leaders watched from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., was supported by the Prime Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the center wanted discussions on agricultural laws to be “clause by clause”. However, the unions that organized a peaceful Bharat Bandh against the law last Tuesday have repeatedly insisted that they want nothing less than a complete repeal.
Meanwhile, Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, who is leading the protests at the Delhi border points, was handing out Hindi handouts to commuters on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway near the Haryana-Rajasthan borders, where hundreds of farmers have been camping for nearly three weeks to convey their apology and also reiterate their demand for a legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP).
“Blocking roads, which causes inconvenience to the public, is not our goal,” they say in their brochures. “We’re sitting here under duress. Even so, we apologize with folded hands if you are inconvenienced by our excitement.”
The farm unions increased their lingering excitement in several parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on Monday by sitting quickly and organizing demonstrations that caused several hours of growl in some places, particularly the transport on NH -8 paralyzed, the main link between Rajasthan and Delhi.
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