On the seventh day of their protest in opposition to the three contentious farm legal guidelines handed within the Parliament in September, farmers continued their sit-in on the Delhi- Noida border for the second day on Wednesday, resulting in closure of a key route connecting the nationwide Capital with Uttar Pradesh.
The site visitors police has suggested commuters travelling to Delhi to keep away from utilizing the Chilla route and as a substitute take the DND or Kalindi Kunj route.
“The Chilla border on Noida-link street is closed for site visitors as a result of farmers protests close to Gautam Budh Dwar. Individuals are suggested to keep away from Noida-link street for going to Noida and use NH-24 and DND as a substitute for Noida,” Delhi Visitors Police tweeted.
A whole bunch of farmers affiliated to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and different teams had gathered on the border on Tuesday night. Heavy safety was deployed on either side of the border to stop them from continuing in direction of Delhi to affix farmers of Punjab and Haryana of their protest.
Farmers are agitating in opposition to the three agricultural legal guidelines handed by the Centre in September. The three legal guidelines, that in keeping with the farmers would make them susceptible to exploitation by massive firms, are — The Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Companies Act, 2020 and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act 2020.
Nonetheless, the federal government has caught to its stance that the legal guidelines are useful for the farmers. On his month-to-month radio programme Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, “New dimensions are being added to agriculture and its associated actions in India. The agriculture reforms up to now few days have additionally now opened new doorways of prospects for our farmers.”
““These reforms haven’t solely damaged shackles of farmers however have additionally given new rights and alternatives for them. These rights began mitigating issues that have been being confronted by farmers in a brief span of time,” he added.
(with company inputs)