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Farmers protest: One lakh Punjab farmers leave for Kundli border

By Rajan Nath -- December 12, 2020 11:34 am -- Updated:December 12, 2020 11:39 am

Farmers of Kisan-Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee left from Shahabad Markanda for Delhi: The ongoing farmers protest against farm laws 2020 entered its 17th day on Saturday. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and other states have been sitting at various borders of Delhi amid cold waves demanding the repeal of agriculture laws.

Meanwhile, the farmers protest has intensified as another contingent of one lakh farmers of Kisan-Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee has left from Shahabad Markanda for Delhi on Saturday.

Farmers of Kisan-Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee left from Shahabad Markanda for Delhi to protest against farm laws 2020 entered 17th day.

The convoy left for Delhi after offering prayers at the Sri Akal Takht Sahib. Tractor-trolleys, cars, and jeeps joined the convoy to reach Delhi borders. Sarwan Singh Pandher, General Secretary, Kisan-Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee is leading the convoy.

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He said that the farmers reached Gurdwara Dera Baba Daler Singh at Shahbad from where it started marching towards Delhi's Kundli border. The convoy is about 30 miles [30 km] long.

Farmers of Kisan-Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee left from Shahabad Markanda for Delhi to protest against farm laws 2020 entered 17th day.

The farmers' organizations have decided to intensify the protest across the country. On Saturday, the toll plazas have been blocked by the farmers and all the vehicles have been allowed toll-free movement.

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Farmers of Kisan-Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee left from Shahabad Markanda for Delhi to protest against farm laws 2020 entered 17th day.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal had announced that "On December 12, we'll block Delhi-Jaipur road. On 14th, we'll stage a sit-in protest in front of DC offices, houses of BJP leaders, and block Reliance/Adani toll plazas. No program to stop trains. The number of farmers coming here is increasing."

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The farmers have been protesting against three farm laws 2020 i.e. the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

-PTC News

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