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Farmers to celebrate ‘Kisan Sansad’ in Jantar Mantar from July 22: key points | India News


NEW DELHI: Amid the current monsoon session of Parliament, protesting farmers will hold a ‘Kisan Sansad’ in Jantar Mantar, in the heart of Delhi, to demand the removal of three agricultural laws.
Here’s everything you need to know about ‘Kisan Sansad’:
* The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) allowed protesting farmers to celebrate ‘Kisan Sansad’ from July 22 to August 9.
* The DDMA has allowed a maximum of 200 protesters to carry identity cards in Jantar Mantar every day between 11 a.m. M. And 5 p.m. M. Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), the coordinating organization of farmers’ organizations, said that the list of 200 would be shared with the police every day to prevent a repeat of the violence that broke out on January 26 when agitators farmers had entered Delhi. from their places of concentration on the borders.
* Speaking to TOI, Darshan Pal, SKM leader, said: “We have limited the number of people who will protest to 200. Each of the 200 will have to submit a photostatic copy of their Aadhaar card for our scrutiny. We will give you identity cards to hang around your neck for quick identification. As the monsoon session of Parliament progresses, our Kisan Sansad will also continue from 11am to 6pm. M. At 5 p. M. Every day. To ensure proper behavior from Covid, the 200 protesters will ride five buses every morning. ”
* In Jantar Mantar, protesters will appoint a ‘spokesperson’ and a ‘deputy spokesperson’ each day to coordinate discussions on agrarian issues. “We want to protest peacefully,” Pal said. “The seating arrangement at Jantar Mantar has been made taking into account the requirements of social distancing. On July 26, when the movement will be eight months old, only female protesters will participate here. On August 9, since it is the anniversary of the Quit India Movement, we will hold a special session in Jantar Mantar ”.
* Farmers have also been warned not to march due to Covid restrictions and have been asked to observe appropriate Covid behavior and social distancing.
The United States issues security alert to its citizens
The United States issued a security alert for its citizens on Wednesday in light of protests by farmers in Delhi. They have been advised to avoid Delhi’s northern border, Parliament area, Rajpath, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, and various metro stations, including Rajiv Chowk and Mandi House. American citizens have been urged to avoid crowds and demonstrations and to review their own security plans.
Intel Agency Issuance Alert
While the farmers’ organizations were allowed to transfer 200 of their members protesting on the Delhi borders to Jantar Mantar from Thursday to August 9, intelligence agencies have issued alerts about the Khalistani organization, Sikhs For Justice. , causing people to arrive in Delhi with the kesri and kirpans flag and “capture” Parliament and more protesters arriving in the capital by trains.
* Farmers have been protesting three land laws since November last year at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders in Delhi. They demand the repeal of the agricultural laws enacted in September 2020.
(With inputs from agencies)

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