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Peasant leaders consider postponing the February 1 foot march to Parliament after the January 26 violence | India News


NEW DELHI: Peasant leaders protesting are considering postponing their march on foot to Parliament on February 1 against the three farm laws in the wake of violence in the national capital during the tractor parade on Republic Day.
A senior farmer leader said that Samkyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is a coordinating body of protesting unions, will take one last call on the postponement of the February 1 march.
Tuesday’s tractor parade that was to highlight demands by farmers’ unions to repeal three new farm laws dissolved into anarchy on city streets as tens of thousands of protesters broke barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and They raised a religious flag from the walls of the iconic Red Fort.
“In view of the violence during the tractor parade, we are considering postponing our proposed foot march to Parliament, which was scheduled for February 1. However, Samkyukta Kisan Morcha will take a final,” said a senior member. of the umbrella body.
Another member said that this was not a favorable time for the march on foot to Parliament and that it could be postponed for another day.
Delhi Police have recorded 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that erupted during the farm tractor parade in the national capital, leaving more than 300 police officers injured, authorities said Wednesday.
An official said several CCTV videos and images are being scanned to identify the farmers involved in the violence on Tuesday and that strict action will be taken against those responsible.

Times of India