Posted on 01.31.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in World with 0 Comments
The date agreed by the farmer unions and other groups to encircle Indian Parliament is due tomorrow, but there is reports of cancelling of protest.
Even tens thousands of Indian farmers of different states travelled to New Delhi for the republican day protests.
Meanwhile, seven farmer unions are said to have abandoned the farmer struggle condemning violence which injured over 200 farmers being arrested and damaged properties.
Many believe the long-drawn protests – hundreds of thousands of farmers camped out in cold and rain for two months, some 70 of them dead so far, and 11 rounds of failed talks with the government -was never a reason for discouragement among them.
Rakesh Tikait, President of the BKU union, spoke of a plot against the farmers executed by the government to arouse public anger. Prior to Indian Republic day, the police ordered farmers to vacate Delhi city borders. Still, some farmer union leaders including Rakesh Tikait refused to obey the order and threatened to start hunger strike with farmers against the government conspiracy.
It is not clear whether the farmers have abandoned the plan to enclose Indian parliament tomorrow, when Modi government’s annual budget presentation.