‘Unshakable Satyagraha’ Says Priyanka Gandhi On Farmers Protest Marking 1 Year

New Delhi : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra quoted that farmers have always won their battles, on Friday, the day that marked the completion of one year of the farmer’s protest against the Centre’s three farm laws. Gandhi also terms this movement of farmers as ‘unshakable satyagraha.’

She lauding the movement said that this movement will be known for sacrifice of 700 and arrogance of BJP government and its atrocities towards the farmers. She tweeted, “Farmers Protest would be known for the ‘unshakable satyagraha’ of the farmers, the martyrdom of 700 farmers and the arrogance of the ruthless BJP government and its atrocities towards the farmers.”

“But in India, the farmers were, are and will always be victorious. The victory of the farmers’ struggle is proof of this,” she added, in an apparent reference to the Centre’s recent decision to repeal the farm laws, following continued protests.

As farmers’ protest against Centre’s three farm laws clocks one year on Friday (November 26), the security has been tightened at various border points of Delhi borders.

The Delhi police on Thursday said that security has been beefed up with additional deployment of paramilitary forces, along with the police personnel, at the spots where protesting farmers are on a sit-in. The police also held a meeting with farmer leaders in this regard, PTI reported.
Special Commissioner of Police Dependra Pathak said, “Adequate security deployment has been made and there will be close supervision by senior police officers on the ground. We are using professional policing to avoid any untoward incident.”

“We are also talking to the farmers and persuading them to cooperate with us,” he added. The farmers have been camping at three border points of Delhi — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for the last one year.

The farmers’ protest against the three contentious laws completed one year on Friday. Several farmers from many states, particularly Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the laws at Delhi’s borders. The movement has been spearheaded by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of several farmers’ unions.

On Wednesday, the Union cabinet approved a bill to repeal the three laws after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 19 announced that his government has decided to repeal them. “We have decided to repeal all three agricultural laws. We will complete the constitutional process to repeal these three agricultural laws in the Parliament session that begins later this month,” Modi said during his address to the nation.

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