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‘Delhi Chalo’ protest: Who will be responsible if there is any violence? Here’s what farmer leader said

By Mahima Katal      21 February, 2024 12:04 PM      0 Comments
Delhi Chalo protest Who will be responsible if there is any violence Heres what farmer leader said

New Delhi: The farmers have resumed their ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march from the Punjab-Haryana border today after their talks with the Centre over their demands, namely the Minimum Support Price (MSP), — didn’t yield positive results.

"We will proceed with our 'Delhi Chalo' march peacefully. The government will be responsible (if there is any violence),” farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said about agitating farmers' plan to resume their 'Delhi Chalo' march today from Shambhu Border.

The protesting farmers have rejected the Centre's proposal to buy pulses, maize and cotton crops through government agencies at minimum support price (MSP) for five years and announced to continue with their agitation.

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However, the farmer leaders said the proposal was not in their interest, adding that they want a legal MSP guarantee for all 23 crops, not just pulses, maize, and cotton.

'Delhi Chalo' march: What do the farmers want?

The protesting farmers began their 'Delhi Chalo' march on February 13 to push the Centre to address their demands. Foremost among these demands is the enactment of a law guaranteeing a minimum support price (MSP) for crops. Notably, two years ago they forced the Modi government to take back three farm laws after a year-long protest at Delhi’s borders.

Following this, Delhi Police on Tuesday directed security personnel deployed at the city’s Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur border points to stay alert. The Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana also extended the temporary ban on mobile internet and bulk SMS services in seven districts of the state till Wednesday i.e. February 21 in the wake of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' agitation.

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