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Farmers’ stir: Protesters observe ‘black day’ to mark six months of agitation at Delhi borders in opposition to farm laws-India News , Firstpost

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal raised a black flag at his home in Muktsar district and urged the Central authorities to just accept the demand of protesting farmers

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Chandigarh: Farmers at a number of locations in Punjab put up black flags atop their homes on Wednesday, becoming a member of a ‘black day’ name given by protesting farmer unions to mark six months of their agitation at Delhi borders in opposition to the Centre’s three contentious farm legal guidelines.

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal additionally raised a black flag at his home in Badal village in Muktsar district and urged the Central authorities to just accept the demand of protesting farmers.

In Haryana too, state BKU chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni has appealed farmers to hoist black flags on their homes and autos to register their protest.

Several political events together with the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party have prolonged their help to the farmers’ name of observing the day as ‘black day’.

Samkyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella physique of protesting unions, had introduced that farmers will observe 26 May as ‘black day’ to mark the completion of six months of their protest.

At some locations in Punjab, farmers additionally took out a protest march carrying black flags and elevating slogans in opposition to the Union authorities. Similar protests had been additionally reported from a number of locations in neighbouring Haryana.

“Six months have passed since the farmers’ protest at Delhi borders against the three farm legislations began,” stated Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee normal secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher, slamming the Central authorities for not scrapping the legislations.

Pandher and Gurnam Singh Chaduni stated that in addition to hoisting black flags at homes and autos, effigies of the BJP-led Union authorities can even be burnt.

Farmer our bodies have appealed to all sections together with the labourers, the youth, the jobless, merchants and shopkeepers to lift black flags at their properties, outlets and industrial institutions.

They have additionally requested individuals to place up black flags on their vehicles, motorbikes, tractors, vans and different autos.

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal tweeted, “As Kisan Andolan completes six months today, I again urge the Centre to deal compassionately with farmers and repeal the black laws. Have hoisted a black flag atop my Badal residence today and likewise Akali Dal leaders and workers have done the same observing Black Day of farmers.”

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had on Tuesday as soon as once more urged the central authorities to restart the dialogue course of with protesting farmers.

“The farmers’ movement near Delhi’s borders has completed six months and a large number of farmers have left their families and are sitting at the borders. In such a situation, I again urge the government to hold talks with protesting farmers with a positive mindset,” he had stated in an announcement.

Farmers have been tenting at Delhi’s borders since November final 12 months demanding that the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 be rolled again and a brand new legislation made to ensure minimal help value for crops.

However, the federal government has maintained the legal guidelines are pro-farmer.

Several rounds of talks between farmers and the federal government have failed to interrupt the impasse over the three Central legislations.

A authorities panel had met farmer leaders on 22 January. There has been no talks between the 2 sides since 26 January when the farmers’ tractor rally within the National Capital turned violent.

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