Farmer organizations from different parts of the Delhi border to Punjab have protested against the burning of three agrarian laws during Lohri. Between the intervention of the Supreme Court and the proposed meeting with the central government on January 15, there has been no change in the outline of the previously announced movement of the United Kisan Morcha. In addition, farmers ’organizations are involved in an effort to increase public support for the upcoming Tractor Farmers Rally on January 26.
Be aware that the Lohri festival is celebrated in most places in North India in early spring. On this day people burn wood with firewood and wish for happiness and prosperity. On this occasion, farmer organizations such as Amritsar, Punjab, Hoshiarpur, Sangrur and Kapurthala from the Singu border in Delhi burned copies of the controversial new agricultural laws of the central government. Under the auspices of United Kisan Morcha, more than 40 peasant organizations have been performing in various borders of Delhi for 48 days.
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Leaders such as United Kisan Morcha, Balbir Singh Rajeewal and Darshan Pal burned copies of agricultural laws at 5.30 pm. The peasants raised anti-government slogans and celebrated by singing patriotic songs. Lohri celebrated burning of copies of the law at all the protest sites, he said. Morcha will convene for a strategy to intensify the movement.
Farmer associations said Tuesday that peasant leaders will not appear before a committee set up by the Supreme Court. It is alleged that the government is a pro-government committee, not a committee of farmers, who want to repeal the agricultural law. However, we welcome the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the three laws. A large number of farmers from different borders of Delhi have been holding rallies since November 28 in protest against the new laws.