Farm laws protest: Police refuse permission for farmers' march into Delhi
- Delhi Police had said any such gathering for protest would attract legal action
- The farmers would be reaching Delhi via five highways to protest against the new farm laws
- The protest has been backed by over 500 farmer organisations.
The Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have disapproved all requests received from various farmer organisations to protest in the national capital on Thursday and Friday against the Centre’s new farm laws, reported PTI.
On Tuesday, the police had said that any such gathering amid the coronavirus surge in the city will attract legal action against the protesting farmers.
Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have scheduled their two-day protest march as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' call in Delhi on Thursday; they would be reaching via five highways connecting the city.
"REGARDING FARMER ORGANIZATIONS MARCH TO DELHI ON 26 and 27 NOVEMBER. All the requests received from various Farmer Organisations regarding protest in Delhi on 26 and 27 November have been rejected and this has already been communicated to the organisers," tweeted Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi.
"Please co-operate with Delhi Police in ensuring no gathering in Delhi amid coronavirus , failing which legal action will be initiated as per law," it added.
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh and various factions of the Bharatiya Kisan Union have united and constituted a ‘Samyukta Kisan Morcha’ to demand from the central government repealing of the three farm laws.
The protest has been backed by more than 500 farmer organisations.
A seven-member committee has also been set-up to coordinate the activities of the Morcha.
Farmers fret that the new laws would pave way for the breaking down of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system, leaving them at the "mercy" of giant corporates. They have been demanding that the laws be scrapped.