On Independence Day, farmers organize Tiranga Yatra throughout the country
The farmers reiterated their demand for the repeal of three “black” farm laws, saying they will march to the Kundli Border with the yatra
NEW DELHI — Farmers in Punjab and Haryana staged Tiranga Yatras to celebrate the anniversary and urge the repeal of three contentious agricultural regulations as part of the country’s 75th Independence Day festivities.
Farmers conducted a tractor Tiranga Yatra from Pipli to Kundli Border in Haryana’s Kurukshetra.
Gurnam Singh, a farmer leader, told news agency ANI that the farmers organized a Tiranga Yatra from Pipili, which is considered to be the site of the farmers’ revolution, to commemorate the country’s 75th anniversary of independence.
Site of farmers’ ‘revolution’ named Kisan Kranti Chowk
Because farmers were baton-charged here on September 10, 2020, the farmer said, they renamed it Kisan Kranti Chowk on Sunday.
Pertinently, several farmers were seriously injured there as a result of the police action last year.
Saying that the protesting farmers will march to the Kundli Border with the yatra, the farmers reiterated the demand for repeal of three ‘black’ farm laws.
Women take lead of the Tiranga Yatra
Meanwhile, farmers also participated in the Tiranga Yatra, which began in Haryana’s Kurukshetra and ended at the Singhu Border. Another ‘Tiranga Tractor Parade’ was held at Uchana Kalan, Jind.
Women were leading the march, and they also hoisting the tricolor, a lady participant who was spotted operating a tractor expressed as per The Economic Times.
She added that they want the three ‘black’ laws to be abolished, and MSP for farmers to be assured.
Security forces ensure no untoward incident happens
Sub Inspector Rajesh Kumar, who was on duty in Jind at the time of the march, as per the report, stated that they had made all of the necessary security measures.
He said the procession went off without a hitch thus far as forces were stationed in all areas, and all necessary preparations were made to guarantee that no unfortunate occurrence occurs.
Farmers also held a Tiranga Yatra march from the Attari-Wagah border to the Golden Gate in Amritsar.
Moreover, farmers also marched from the Attari-Wagah border to Amritsar’s Golden Gate in a Tiranga Yatra.
The deadlock over contentious farm laws continues
It is in place to mention here that farmers have been protesting on the national capital’s various borders since November 26 last year in opposition to three recently enacted farm laws: the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Several rounds of discussions between farmer leaders and the Centre have taken place, but the deadlock continues.