New Delhi: Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to talk over the ongoing farmers’ protest while demanding the central government to withdraw the new farm laws.
“I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely :- “To discuss about prolonged agitation of farmers against anti farmers Bill and direct the Government to withdraw it,” wrote Tagore to Lok Sabha Secretary General.
Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of Delhi since November 26 last year against the newly induced three farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. So far, several rounds of talks have been held between the Centre and farmer leaders to break the deadlock between the two parties.
On Thursday, farmers will hold a protest at Jantar Mantar demanding the scrapping of new agricultural laws.
Delhi Police on Wednesday permitted farmers to hold a demonstration at Jantar Mantar demanding the scrapping of agricultural laws, after they took an undertaking from them that the farmers would not march towards Parliament which is currently in session.
Security has been tightened at the Singhu border where farmers will gather today from different protest sites and head towards Jantar Mantar.
Farmers have been permitted to protest at Jantar Mantar with limited numbers not exceeding 200 persons for Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and six persons for Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) from 11 am upto 5 pm daily.
The Delhi government has also granted permission to farmers to hold protest, subject to following all COVID protocols.
In a statement issued late on Wednesday, Delhi Police said the farmers will be escorted by police to the designated protest site at Jantar Mantar from the Singhu border in buses.
Only those farmers who have ID cards will be permitted at the protest site and at the end of the day around 5 pm, Police will escort the farmers on the buses as they return to the Singhu border.