Farmers To Gherao Raj Bhawans Across Country On June 26

Amid the outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) would be staging demonstrations outside Raj Bhawans across the country on June 26.

The day will be observed as “Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas”.

According to SKM, memorandums addressed to the President of India will be handed over to State governors.

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“June 26, 1975, was a black day in India’s history as on this day the government had announced the Emergency. The present situation is not far from that. It is like an undeclared emergency. Our agitation against the Centre’s three farm laws completes seven months on June 26. We will observe the day as Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas. We will protest outside Raj Bhawans across the country,” said Inderjit Singh, vice president, All India Kisan Sabha, Haryana to ANI.

Farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws have been agitating since November 26 and have been camping at the borders of the national capital.

Despite several rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmer leaders last year, the deadlock remains.

The the three newly enacted farm laws include – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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