Farmers Protest Today: The farmer’s movement is once again raising its head. This time the farmers’ power is being demonstrated in Muzaffarnagar, the sugarcane belt of western UP. Rakesh Tikait and Naresh Tikait of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) are leading this movement. This demonstration of farmers (Kisan Aandolan) is taking place in UP on issues like non-declaration of sugarcane price, sugarcane arrears, and fair price of milk.
Farmers of Haryana-Punjab also reached
. This movement is going on in Muzaffarnagar under the leadership of the Bharatiya Kisan Union. Farmers from states like Punjab, Haryana including West UP are going to participate in this. Rakesh Tikait, the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, had warned about the movement in the state ground from January 28 regarding the problems of the farmers during the panchayat. After this, the farmer’s movement is being waged since Saturday. The crowd started gathering in the tent at the State Ground in the morning.
Dharna after Khatauli Panchayat,
Tikait claims that thousands of farmers will reach in this movement. Tikait says that this protest was already proposed. After the Khatauli Kisan Panchayat, there was talk of starting an indefinite strike at the GIC ground from January 28. There is the issue of electricity rates in this. Sugarcane is the issue of the price paid. The issue of bad roads will also come up in the movement.
Farmers of Uttarakhand will also remain in this dharna. Farmers
from Baghpat, Shamli, and Moradabad to Noida, and Ghaziabad are also gathering in UP. Farmers are coming from every area of western Uttar Pradesh. The indefinite strike will start from around 11 am. Rakesh Tikait or Naresh Tikait will lead the strike. Other farmer leaders will also gather. However, it is not yet clear whether other farmer organizations included under the United Kisan Morcha will join it or not.
An appeal has been made to the administration that water tankers, firewood, and toilets will be arranged, as this is an indefinite strike. In this Bhandara will be run on behalf of farmer families. This farmer’s movement can also drag on for a long time.
Significantly, two years ago there was a farmer’s movement against the agricultural laws on the Delhi border. This movement lasted for about one and a half years. PM Modi announced the withdrawal of agricultural laws on Guru Nanak Jayanti after no solution could be found to the deadlock between the farmers and the governments.