Today, 10,000 more farmers are about to reach the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border to intensify the farmers’ movement. The farmers have said they will begin hunger strike.
New Delhi| The deadlock between farmers and govt has entered 19th day. The farmers protesting at the borders of Delhi have given a call for hunger strike today against the farm laws. Today, 10,000 more farmers are about to reach the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border to intensify the farmers’ movement. Thousands of farmers from Rajasthan border are ready to travel towards the capital.
Farmers moving from Rajasthan to Delhi
Police stopped the group of farmers from Rajasthan on way to Delhi near Jaisingh Kheda on the Delhi-Jaipur highway at around 2 pm on Sunday afternoon, due to which the traffic on this route was also stopped. Traffic was diverted on Behror-Tatarpur Khairtal route.
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After three and a half hours this road was opened for vehicles coming from Delhi. The farmer leader of Rajasthan Amra Ram said that the farmers have not stopped the traffic. “Traffic has come to a standstill due to the police barricades planted to stop us. We only want to go to Delhi,” he said.
2,000 more tractor trolleys will arrive at the Singhu border
Farmers have come with long-term preparations on the Singhu border. Moga farmer Gurnam Singh has come to perform with his entire family. They say, “We will be here for as many months as needed. If the government thinks that we will die of hunger then they are wrong. We are all warriors and will fight like them.”
Rajasthan: Farmers gathered at Shahjahanpur near Jaisinghpur-Khera border (Rajasthan-Haryana)
"This is our 12th day here. We're waiting for more farmers unions to reach so that we can go to Delhi in a big number. Our ultimate demand is repeal of the farm laws," says a protester pic.twitter.com/jEjbj5JPdF
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Farmers to stage protest outside Reliance malls in Punjab
The protests will also be held in Punjab on Monday by the Farmers’ Organization in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office, Reliance Mall, outside the home of Bijri leaders and near the Petrel Pump. Farmers’ organizations are also going on hunger strike at all the demonstration sites.