Farmers from all the states of the country including West UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan have been staging a sit-in on the border of Delhi for the last one year against the government to repeal the three agricultural laws. The Kisan Andolan, which started on 26 November 2020, is completing one year today. Farmers will celebrate Vijay Diwas by gathering at all the borders of Delhi. A large number of farmers will reach from West UP.
Farmers of West UP will gather at Ghazipur border
On the completion of one year of the farmers movement, today on 26th November, a large number of farmers from all the districts of West UP will reach Ghazipur border. Farmers from different districts will leave in batches at the Kisan Kranti Gate of Ghazipur border. There, one year of the farmers’ movement led by Rakesh Tikait will be celebrated. On the call of United Kisan Morcha, farmers will reach Ghazipur where Kisan Mahapanchayat will be held. Farmers will celebrate one year of the movement as Vijay Diwas.
Farmers will reach Meerut Siva toll
Farmers have appealed to unite at Sewaya toll plaza in Meerut. Under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Union, farmers will gather here at Mini Ghazipur and do Panchayat. For the last three months, a large number of farmers of Meerut and adjoining districts have been sitting on dharna at this toll plaza. All the big faces of United Kisan Morcha have come and met the farmers at this toll plaza.
Rakesh Tikait’s tears raised the movement again
The movement was given its roots by the movement of Rakesh Tikait, the national spokesperson of BKU. After the violence of 26 January, the movement started loosening, then Rakesh Tikait became emotional during the conversation on 28 January. The sensitivities of the farmers related to Rakesh Tikait, son of the farmer Messiah Baba Mahendra Singh Tikait, woke up and within a short time there was a gathering of farmers on the border of Delhi. The movement came to a standstill.
Important milestones of the movement in a year
On 14 September 2020, the Center brought an ordinance in Parliament on agricultural laws.
The ordinance was passed in the Lok Sabha on 17 September.
On November 3, there was a nationwide blockade against the Agriculture Act.
On 25 November, farmers’ unions in Punjab and Haryana raised the slogan of ‘Delhi Chalo’ movement. Due to Corona, the farmers did not get entry in Delhi, so the farmers camped on the borders of Delhi.
On 26 November, the Delhi Police tried to drive away the farmers, but when the farmers did not go, they were allowed to enter Delhi for a peaceful protest at the Nirankari Maidan in North-West Delhi.
On December 3, the government held a meeting with farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, in which 40 farmer leaders attended. The farmers proposed to repeal all the three laws but the matter did not materialise.
On December 8, farmers called for a Bharat Bandh. India was closed in many places across the country.
January 7, 2021 The matter of new agricultural laws reached the country’s highest court. The Supreme Court agreed to hear petitions against the new laws and protests on January 11.
On January 26, farmers took out a tractor rally and reached the areas of Delhi’s ITO, Red Fort, Nangloi etc., hoisted the religious flag at the Red Fort, this caused a lot of controversy and cases were registered against the farmers.
On 6 February, farmers observed a nationwide wheelbarrow and road blockade for three hours.
On September 5, a Kisan Mahapanchayat was convened in Muzaffarnagar, the home district of Rakesh Tikait. It was the country’s first mahapanchayat in which a huge crowd reached. Farmers from the states of South India, West Bengal, Northeast, North India, Central India arrived in the Mahapanchayat.
On 9 September, farmers reached Karnal in large numbers and surrounded the mini secretariat.
Ending a five-day standoff between farmers and the Karnal district administration on September 11, the Haryana government agreed to investigate the police lathi-charge on farmers on August 28 by a retired judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
On September 15, the government had constituted a state level committee to open the way on the Singhu border, which was closed due to the farmers’ agitation. Two IAS and two IPS were included in this. On behalf of the Haryana Home Department, the names of four members of the committee have been sent to the Governor.
On 17 September 2021, the Shiromani Akali Dal observed a black day on the completion of one year of the enactment of three agricultural laws.
On October 21, the petition filed to open the closed roads was heard, the Supreme Court reprimanded.