The farmers’ protests, which have been ongoing at the borders of the national capital for months now, against the three agri laws passed by the central government is set to receive a boost on Thursday. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) an umbrella body of protesting farm unions, will be holding a series of demonstrations at the Jantar Mantar near Parliament in New Delhi from this day.
The farmers’ movement was granted permission to hold a demonstration at the site, on the condition that only a maximum of 200 protestors will be allowed till August 9. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait confirmed that a total of 200 farmers under the SKM will daily go to the Jantar Mantar in a bus as has been allowed by Anil Baijal, the lieutenant-governor of Delhi.
“I, along with eight others (protesting farmers) will leave for the Singhu border, and then will go to Jantar Mantar,” Tikait told news agency ANI on Thursday. “We will hold a ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar and monitor Parliament proceedings.”