Mumbai: On Monday, farmers’ protests against the Centre’s three farm laws on the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) entered the 26th day, with farmers stating that they would sit on a relay hunger strike from today.
BKU Punjab Secretary Balwant Singh said, “Everyday eleven farmers will sit on hunger strike for 24 hours.”
“List of names have been prepared for the relay hunger strike,” he added.
Yesterday, farmer unions announced a 24-hour relay hunger strike from today and appealed to citizens to give up food on the occasion of ‘Farmers’ Day’ on 23 December.
He further said that he has also decided to make the Haryana toll plaza free from December 25 to December 27.
Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at Delhi borders against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
To break the deadlock, at least five rounds of formal talks have been held between the three Union ministers and 40 farmer unions.
Unions, however, are demanding the withdrawal of central laws altogether.