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Peaceful agricultural turmoil in the rest of India | India News


Protests by farmers and their supporters against agricultural marketing laws were generally peaceful in states such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
In Karnataka, there were concentrations of tractors of various sizes in support of the protest in Delhi. Members of about 50 teams participated in a demonstration in Bengaluru involving 125 tractors and other vehicles as part of the Aikhya (United) Forum. There were some reports of minor skirmishes with police from other parts of the state, while some farmer groups threatened to escalate the unrest along the Delhi riot lines if the Center did not withdraw the laws. More than 5,000 tractors heading to Bangalore were stopped. The Kurubur Shanthkumar Federation of Farmers Associations warned of further upheaval. “In Telangana, hundreds of people chanting ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ took to the streets in Hyderabad. Organized by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, the rally was made up of participants from left-wing parties, civil rights groups and women’s groups.
The tractor rally on the Shahjahanpur-Kherhi border in the Rewari district of Haryana was attended by farmers, workers, fishermen and tribes from seven states. The rally, which started in Rewari after the tricolor was deployed at the site, reached Manesar via Bawal and returned via the same route without any controversial incident. It featured 26 makeshift cart paintings highlighting the art, culture, heritage and source of income from 26 states. “Hum iss tractor parade se dil jeetne aaye hain, naa ki Dilli jeetne (We want to win the hearts of the people with this parade, not Delhi),” said Samyukta Morcha local coordinator Sanjay Madhav.
In Mumbai, protesters headed home after raising the flag at Azad Maidan, All India Kisan Sabha said. In Tamil Nadu, farmers and union members ignored police warnings and staged demonstrations on tractors and two-wheelers in Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvaur and Trichy.

Times of India