24 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest: Delhi March postponed till 29 Feb; farmer leaders appeal to Bhagwant Mann Govt, what are they demanding?

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has postponed the decision of Delhi march till 29th February. Kisan Mazdoor Morcha Coordinator Sarwan Pandher gave this information to the media at Khanauri border.

Meanwhile, after the death of a young farmer Subhkaran Singh on the Khanauri border of Haryana and Punjab, farmer organizations have increased pressure on the Bhagwant Mann government of Punjab.

Farmer leaders claim that the way the attack was carried out on Wednesday was well-planned, some different people were sent for the attack.

Even on Friday, the farmers stayed at the Shambhu and Khanauri border and said that they will remain at the border until the Bhagwant government takes action in the matter of violence.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha or SKM celebrated Black Day across the country on Friday in protest against the violence in the farmers' protest.

Register a case against the culprits

Punjab state president of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra, told media on Friday that our demand is that until a case is registered against the culprits and the deceased farmer Subhkaran Singh is not given the status of martyr, they should remain on the Haryana Punjab border. 

The Mann government announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of the deceased young farmer and a government job to one person from the family.

Offer of compensation has been rejected

But Sabhra has said that 'the family and farmers have rejected the offer of compensation and have demanded to register an FIR under Section 302. Along with this, there has been a demand to give the status of martyr to the young farmer.

Sabhra has alleged that Haryana Police has taken away six farmers. He said hundreds of tractors have been broken on the Khanauri border.

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that MSP guarantee law is the demand of all farmers. This movement will not stop without finding a solution.

He said that on one hand Bhagwant Mann says that he is with the farmers, then he should answer what he is doing on the attack that took place inside the Punjab border.

On the other hand, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Central Government has formed a three-member committee which will hold talks with the farmers.

However, Sabhra said that he has not received any proposal for talks from the government.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha, which is supporting the current farmer protest from outside, observed Black Day across the country today.

Along with this, farmers associated with this organization will protest with tractors on the highway leading to Delhi across the country on 26th February.

Earlier on Friday, a police officer sustained injuries in a clash between protesting farmers and cops in Khedi Chwpata, located in Haryana's Hisar. 

The violence erupted when tear gas shells were fired, and the police resorted to a lathi charge, while protesters retaliated by throwing stones. The confrontation occurred after farmers were prevented from marching to Khanauri on the Punjab border.

These farmers were on their way to join thousands gathered at the Shambhu border crossing for the 'Delhi Chalo' march. 

On Friday, a 62-year-old farmer named Darshan Singh from Punjab's Bathinda district died in Khanauri due to a cardiac arrest. This marked the second fatality from Bathinda in the ongoing protests, with 21-year-old Subhkaran Singh having died during a clash with the police on Wednesday.

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