Farmers staged protests in Garhwal and Kumaon areas of Uttarakhand towards farm payments just lately handed by the Parliament throughout the Monsoon session. In some areas, they got here out on roads with their tractors.
In Kumaon’s US Nagar, farmers held demonstrations throughout the district and got here out on to the roads with their tractors in Rudrapur, Kichha, Kashipur and different locations within the district. Congress and Aam Aadmi Occasion staff and leaders additionally prolonged their help to the farmers.
US Nagar is taken into account the grain bowl of Uttarakhand. In Rudrapur, farmers gathered on the outdated grain market with tractors.
Addressing the protesters, farmers’ chief and organiser of the protest, Tajendra Singh Virk alleged that the Central authorities needs to promote farmers into the arms of the multi-national company sector. “Farmers are already struggling on account of losses, now these payments will additional have an effect on the agriculture sector and hit farmers,” he mentioned.
In Kashipur, Ravindra Rana, state president of Bhartiya Kisan Union mentioned, the federal government must have consulted the farmers’ our bodies earlier than passing the payments. “Authorities has no proper to resolve the destiny of the farmers like this”, he mentioned.
In Kichha, Bazpur, Sitarganj and Khatima additionally, farmers staged sit-in protests towards the payments.
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The farmers are protesting the three farm payments – Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Invoice, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Worth Assurance and Farm Companies Invoice, 2020; and the Important Commodities (Modification) Invoice, 2020 – which had been handed by each Homes of Parliament throughout the monsoon session just lately and await Presidential assent.
In Haridwar district of Garhwal area, farmers staged protests in agriculture-dominated areas like Manglaur, Roorkee, Laksar, Khanpur, Iqbalpur, Narsain, Bhagwanpur, Kaliyar and Laldhang and Shyampur.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (Tikait) faction held a protest exterior the jaggery agricultural manufacturing committee led by Garhwal division president Sanjay Chaudhary and district unit president Vijay Shastri.
Different agricultural unions like Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ambawat) and (Tomar) additionally staged protests and burned effigies of BJP leaders.
A serious protest was held exterior roadways bus transport stand by Uttarakhand Kissan Morcha after which a memorandum was handed out to Roorkee joint Justice of the Peace Namami Bansal by Morcha president Chaudhary Gulshan.
Superintendent of Police, Haridwar (Rural) Swapan Kishore mentioned that sufficient deployment of police personnel was made within the wake of the farmers’ agitation.
In Dehradun additionally, members of Bhartiya Kissan Union (Tomar) staged protest towards the payments at Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT). A lot of them had additionally come on their tractors on account of which site visitors was affected for a while within the space.
Uttarakhand Congress has already introduced its calendar of protests towards these payments within the state until October 31. In keeping with state Congress president Pritam Singh, they may begin a web based marketing campaign ‘Converse Up’ on September 26, adopted by protest march from the occasion workplace in Dehradun to the Governor’s home on September 28. State-wide protests at district and meeting phase stage will likely be held on October 2 and a signature marketing campaign towards the payments will happen between October 2 to October 31.