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Farmers’ Protest Continues for 7th Day, Delhi-Noida Road Closes: Latest Events | India News

NEW DELHI: Farmers’ protest against the three agricultural sector laws passed by the central government in the last monsoon session entered the seventh day on Wednesday with demonstrations at the Sant Nirankari Samagam field in Burari on the outskirts of Delhi, in addition to border areas. The sit-in on the Delhi-Noida border continued for a second day, leading to the closure of a key route.
These are the latest developments:

  • The Noida Traffic Police have advised travelers traveling to Delhi to avoid using the Chilla route and instead take the DND or Kalindi Kunj route.
  • Farmers on the Delhi-Noida border belong to various districts in western Uttar Pradesh and want to reach the national capital to join the great uproar launched by farmers in Punjab and Haryana against the Center’s agricultural reform laws.
  • On Wednesday, Congress asked the Center to convene the Winter Session of Parliament. The congressional demand comes a day after talks between the central government and the 32 farmers’ union leaders were inconclusive.
  • Congressional leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday criticized the Union government for the farmers’ protest, calling the Center a ‘lie and loot’ government. “They said farmers’ incomes will double. What they did: They increased their friends’ incomes four times, while farmers’ incomes would be cut in half. Fake government, swag and suit boots,” tweeted the Congress leader in Hindi.
  • On Tuesday night, the Union government met with representatives of the protesting farmers and offered to set up a committee to examine their demands, which they rejected.
  • However, after the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the discussion was “good” and that the fourth round of talks will take place on December 3.
  • The government also made a detailed presentation to farmers’ leaders on the Minimum Price of Support and the Agricultural Products Market Committee Law during the meeting, asking them to suspend their protest.
  • Meanwhile, farmers in rural Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh said yesterday that they will march towards Delhi to join the ongoing turmoil on Wednesday.
  • Thousands of farmers arrived in Delhi on November 27 and gathered in the border areas to continue their protest against the three agricultural laws.
  • Farmers protest against the Agricultural Products Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act of 2020, the Farmers’ Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Guarantee and the Agricultural Services Act of 2020 and the Essential Products Act (Amendment ) of 2020.

(With inputs from agencies)

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