Hitting out on the Centre for stopping farmers to enter Delhi, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Sunday mentioned that it was an insult that farmers have been handled like “terrorists” and they’re even being referred to as “Khalistani”.
“The way farmers have been stopped from entering Delhi, it looks like as if they do not belong to this country. They have been treated like terrorists. Since they are Sikh and have come from Punjab and Haryana, they are being called Khalistani. It is an insult to farmers,” Raut mentioned while talking to reporters.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for allegedly “humiliating the farmers by calling them terrorists” and mentioned that if that is so then they need to cease consuming items produced by the farmers.
“Humiliating the farmers by calling them terrorists is the worst form of BJP. This is a conspiracy of the BJP, which supports the rich and wants to mortgage small-businesses, shopkeepers, roads transport everything to big corporates. If according to the BJP, the farmers are terrorists, then the party should swear that they will not consume the produce grown by farmers,” Yadav tweeted in Hindi.
Earlier talking on the continued farmers’ protest, AAP MLA Raghav Chadha had mentioned, “The farmer of our country is neither a criminal nor a terrorist. Right to protest peacefully is enshrined in Indian Constitution – Article 19(1) and protests are the hallmark of a free, democratic society.”
BSP supremo Mayawati and Congress chief Digvijaya Singh have additionally urged the Centre to rethink the “anti-farmer” legal guidelines.
Security has been elevated at Singhu border of Delhi-Haryana as farmers determined to proceed their protest in opposition to the three new farm legal guidelines on Sunday. Some of the protesters are anticipated to conduct a gathering earlier than midday immediately to debate their subsequent technique.
Farmers are protesting in opposition to the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Service Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The government mentioned the three legal guidelines will do away with middlemen, enabling farmers to promote their produce within the business markets.
However, protestors worry that this might result in the government not shopping for produce at assured costs, thereby disrupting their well timed funds.
The Delhi administration has allotted the Burari floor to the farmers for protesting. While some hundred shifted there on Saturday morning after they have been allowed to enter Delhi by means of Tikri border, thousand others are demanding that they be allowed to enter the center of town.
Farmers, principally from Punjab and Haryana, launched into ‘Dilli Chalo’ march to protest in opposition to the three new farm legal guidelines. The Tikri border with Haryana has been opened to allow the farmers to proceed to Nirankari Samagam Ground, marked for his or her protest by Delhi Police.
(With ANI inputs)