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Farmers to block roads today in agri bill stir | Gurgaon News

Gurgaon: Farmers have determined to come out in massive numbers and block roads throughout the state on Sunday in protest towards the three new ordinances that the central authorities is planning to introduce. They may even participate in a nationwide strike deliberate for September 25 on the identical difficulty.
The three new ordinances — Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 — have led to a collection of protests by the farming group, which had sought to march to Parliament final week however was stopped on the Delhi border. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala have issued a number of statements searching for to make clear that the ordinances wouldn’t go towards the curiosity of the farmers, however these have failed to quell the demonstrations.
The farmers are extra involved concerning the first ordinance, which permits them to promote their produce exterior the premises of markets run by authorised committees. The protesters worry it could have an effect on the system of promoting agricultural merchandise in mandis and they’d be compelled to give away their produce beneath the minimal promoting value. “The way the government is treating the farmers’ issue, by calling it misled and politically motivated, is shameful. Lakhs of farmers who voted for BJP are now out in the open, getting beaten up, and yet protesting because these ordinances pose a threat to their social and financial security. We will not stop unless the government withdraws the ordinances or introduces a law that makes purchasing farm produce and hoarding it a punishable offence,” stated Ratan Mann, the state president of Bharatiya Kisan Union.
Apart from blocking roads and organising demonstrations, the farmers are additionally planning to submit to their respective district administrations a memorandum itemizing their calls for earlier than the President. Since the protests are concentrated round Mewat, Karnal and Sonipat, Gurgaon metropolis is unlikely to be affected. Moreover, visitors is predicted to be skinny on Sunday.
After Sunday’s demonstrations, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) has scheduled a nationwide bandh on September 25. Three days later, the farmers’ organisations may even observe the 114th delivery anniversary of Bhagat Singh as a day to protest towards the three ordinances, the New Power Bill, 2020, and the steep hike in diesel and petrol costs.
“Farmers’ debts have already grown manifold and are rising faster as input prices are being hiked by the government. Peasants and the landless are committing suicides in huge numbers. But the government is selling their interest to big companies,” stated Avik Saha, basic secretary of AIKSCC. “We have appealed to all patriotic forces to oppose these Bills/Acts and launch struggles to force the central government to pass the two bills proposed by AIKSCC for ‘Karja Mukti, Poora Daam’,” he added.
Meanwhile, Congress has hit again at BJP for calling the farmers’ protests “politically motivated” and has asserted that the social gathering is simply taking part in the position of an “active opposition”. The state Congress unit is all set to maintain demonstrations on Monday and hand a memorandum to the President towards the three farm ordinances.
“Before blaming us, they must look at their allies, who are supporting the voices of farmers. In fact, JJP and deputy CM Chautala have condemned the merciless lathicharge of farmers in Pipli. But, the home minister has refuted him,” state Congress spokesperson Ved Prakash Vidrohi stated.
“This party only spread lies. They have tweaked the Congress manifesto, selected a line out of context and presented it wrongly to manage perceptions. If they are so concerned about the farmers and don’t want the opposition to support them, why don’t they introduce a law that makes purchasing below MSP an offence?” he requested.

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