Farmers continue to protest along Delhi’s borders despite severe cold snap and temperatures reaching 1.1 degrees Celsius on New Year’s Eve. The sixth round of talks between the government and farmers’ organizations on Wednesday agreed to repeal the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 and the ordinance on the NCR and Air Quality Management Commission in the surrounding areas.
After a meeting with a 41-member delegation of protesting farmers, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the four issues were 50 per cent resolved after mutual agreement and the remaining two issues would be discussed on January 4. . In the severe winter, farmers in many states, including Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the Centre’s three agricultural laws at the Delhi border for the past one month.
The lowest temperature in 15 years
In Delhi, the lowest temperature in the winter flow in the New Year has reached 1.1 degrees Celsius in 15 years. Meanwhile, farmer leader Gurnam Singh said a meeting is expected to be held later today to decide on the strategy ahead of the organized Kisan Morcha. However, there is no question of withdrawing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) legal system and the repeal of the Agriculture Act.
He said that the government has taken note of our demand to remove the penal provisions against farmers in the ordinance relating to burning of straw and implementation of the proposed power amendment law.
The All India Kisan Samhati Coordinating Committee, one of the protesting agricultural organizations, issued a statement saying it was impossible for the central government to appeal to farmers’ leaders to suggest alternatives to repeal the laws. He said the new laws would give control over the agricultural market, farmers ’land and food discipline corporations.
These roads were closed, there were traffic jams in many places
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up at the Delhi border where hundreds of security personnel are deployed along the Sinhu, Gazipur and Tikari borders. Protests blocked many places and police had to evacuate traffic on several routes.
On Friday, the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted, informing the public about the closed routes and asking them to go through other routes. The tweet said that traffic at the Tikri, Dhansa border was completely closed. The Jhatikara border is open to light vehicles, one- or two-wheelers and pedestrians.
The Chilla and Gazipur border is closed for people coming to Delhi from Noida and Gazipur. Please come to Delhi through Anand Bihar, DND, Apsara, Bhopura and Loni border. The border is closed. Lampur, Safiabad, Palla and Singha schools pass through the toll tax border. Traffic has also been diverted to Mukarba and Jetke Road.
The Jharaida (One Single Carriageway), Daurala, Kapasera, Rajokri NH-6, Bijwan / Bajgheda, Palam Bihar and Dundehra borders are open to Haryana, police said.
The three agricultural laws passed in September this year have been introduced by the central government as major reforms in agriculture. He says that with the introduction of this law, the role of middle class will end and farmers will be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country. Protesting farmers’ organizations, on the other hand, say the laws will cut MSP protections and will also eliminate slums and leave farming in the hands of large corporate groups. But the government has consistently said that the MSP and mandi system will continue and the opposition has also accused the farmers of misleading.