Farmers will not march towards Delhi: Rakesh Tikait on 'black day' being observed on May 26

By Rajan Nath - May 25, 2021 6:05 pm

Farmers Protest: Amid the call for 'black day' by farmers on May 26, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said that farmers will not be crowding or marching towards Delhi on Wednesday.

"We'll put up black flags. There'll be no crowding or public meeting. Nobody is marching to Delhi. People will put up the flags wherever they are. It's been 6 months now, the government hasn't taken back black laws," said Rakesh Tikait on "black day" being observed by farmers on May 26.

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Farmers Protest: Amid call for 'black day' by farmers on May 26, Rakesh Tikait said that farmers will not be marching towards Delhi.

Meanwhile, the NHRC has issued notices to Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to submit reports within four weeks on action taken regarding steps to control the spread of COVID-19 at the protest sites.

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Farmers Protest: Amid call for 'black day' by farmers on May 26, Rakesh Tikait said that farmers will not be marching towards Delhi.

Delhi Police also urged people to not stage any kind of gathering. "We urge people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour and not to organise any kind of gathering while any kind of illegal activity or entry at borders will not be permitted, the Delhi Police PRO said.

He said that action will be taken against all those breaking laws.

Farmers Protest: Amid call for 'black day' by farmers on May 26, Rakesh Tikait said that farmers will not be marching towards Delhi.

Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati extended support to the farmers. She also accused the Centre of adopting a "confrontational attitude" towards the farmers.

On the other hand, Aam Aadmi Party also wrote to the Centre urging them to hold talks with the farmers and repeal the contagious farm laws.

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