Beginning on Thursday, farmers annoying against the three farm laws will hold a ‘Kisan Parliament’ every day at Jantar Mantar, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
A peaceful demonstration will be held by a group of 200 farmers at Jantar Mantar demanding scrapping of the agricultural laws and no protester will go to Parliament where the Monsoon Session is underway.
The Monsoon Session of Parliament started on Monday and is scheduled to complete on August 13.
Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh President Shiv Kumar Kakka said that they have informed the police that every day 200 farmers will go to Jantar Mantar from the Singhu border in buses during the Monsoon Session. It will be a peaceful demonstration and protesters will have identification badges.
The Delhi Police granted permission for the protests after the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body spearheading the seven-month protests at Delhi’s borders. It was assured that the farmers will not march towards parliament.
The government has ruled out the abolition of the three farm laws – a key demand of the farmers – and asked them to join talks if they want to suggest any amendments.
The government had offered to suspend the three farm laws for 18 months and continue talks with the protestors, but the proposal was shot down by the farmers’ unions.