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Haryana Farmers Block Roads In Protest Of New Farm Bills

Earlier, the three farm bills that have stirred protests across the country, were tabled in Rajya Sabha this morning by agriculture minister Narendra Tomar. 

On the day when the three controversial agricultural bills were tabled in Rajya Sabha, farmers in Haryana have now stepped up their protests against the contentious legislations. After several farmer bodies gave the protest call, stressing that they will block the highways as a part of “Road Roko (block the road)” protest, the state government has intensified security arrangements, NDTV reported. Amid the protests in neighbouring states, Delhi police have also been put on alert.

Many chanted slogans against the new bills while holding flags and banners, as visuals showed protesters out on roads, as many of them participated in rallies on their tractors.

The state police have been trying to keep the situation in control. Abhishek Jorwal, senior police officer from Ambala, told news agency ANI: “We have planned traffic diversions. Whoever is coming from Delhi, Kurushketra, we have diversion plans for them. We have sufficient security force from headquarters. Most of the personnel have been deployed in Ambala because they plan to go to Delhi from here.”

Earlier the three farm bills, that have raised controversy across the country, were tabled in Rajya Sabha this morning by agriculture minister Narendra Tomar.

Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa, responding to the two farm bills tabled in Rajya Sabha today amid protests across the country, called the bills “an attack on farmers’ soul” and said his party would not sign “death warrant for farmers”.

“Congress party rejects this bill… We will not sign on this death warrant of farmers… Farmers don’t want this benefit that you claim are for them, then why are you trying to force feed them,” the Congress MP said, adding that all farmers, majorly from Punjab and Haryana, think these bills are attack on their soul.

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