- Farmers are asked not to build permanent structures at protest sites, according to SKM
- At the Singhu border, some farmers built permanent structures at the protesting site
- The statement comes after two FIRs were filed in the matter by Haryana police
The anti-farm law protest leader, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), asked agitating farmers on Sunday not to build permanent structures at Delhi’s border points, where they have been camping since November last year.
Haryana Police have filed two separate FIRs against protesting farmers for allegedly constructing a concrete wall structure and digging a borewell on National Highway-44 in the state’s Sonipat district, close to Delhi’s Singhu border protest site.
Some permanent structures have begun to emerge at the Singhu border, one of three prominent protest sites, along with Ghazipur and Tikri, where agitation against the Centre’s three central laws has been ongoing for over three months.
An SKM statement said that during a meeting of the Morcha, which included 32 Punjab farmer unions, it was decided that protesters should not construct any permanent structures at protest sites.
Several SKM leaders have travelled to West Bengal to campaign in support of their agitation and to encourage voters not to vote for the “anti-farmer” BJP, according to the statement.
On Sunday, the SKM delegation addressed mahapanchayats in the state’s Singur and Asansol, according to the release.
Following a debate in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons on the subject of peaceful demonstrations and press freedoms in India, the Australian House of Representatives could take up a petition, according to the Union.
As per the statement by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), “The e-petition has four more days to gather signatures before it can be picked up by the House of Representatives.”
According to the statement, the “yatras” in support of farmers’ demands are still going on in various states, including Odisha, Bihar, and Uttarakhand.
According to the SKM, 147 of the 151 farmers detained in connection with various FIRs other than the Red Fort incident on Republic Day have so far been released on bail.
The protesters want the BJP government to revoke three farm laws and extend legal guarantee for the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.