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Farmers continues sit-in for 5th day awaiting police permission to enter Delhi

Farmers continues sit-in for 5th day awaiting police permission to enter Delhi

Farmers and activists from various political groups along with bulls take part in a rally in support of farmers against the central government's recent agricultural reforms in Kolkata on December 16, 2020.

Jaipur: Despite the cries for the protesting farmers are sending waves across the country, the Haryana Police has not acceded to the popular mood.

Thousands of farmers, from Rajasthan, Haryana and Gujarat, protesting against the controversial farm laws, are relentlessly continuing their sit-in at Shahjahanpur (Haryana-Rajasthan border) for the fifth day on Thursday, braving adverse climate condition.

Awaiting permission from Haryana police to allow them entry into Delhi to join other farmers agitating against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre, these farmers have been raising slogans demanding roll back of the 'controversial' laws.

Members of the Rajasthan Trade Union, Rajasthan Roadways Employees Union and many other associations reached Shahjahanapur to show their support for the protesting farmers.

Speaking to the media, Sanyukta Kisaan Morcha member Sanjay Madhav said: "Farmers will not budge from this place until their demands are met. The three laws have been passed to give corporates an upper hand and to take hold of agri-processing and agricultural land. It will open newer avenues for corporates but not farmers."

The protest was led by Rajya Sabha MP K.K. Rajesh and Yogendra Yadav among others.

It was addressed by Badal Saroj, All India Joint Secretary (AIKS), Vikram Singh, All India Joint Secretary and Jogender Sharma, Ex President, Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA).

(Based on IANS feed)

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