Protesting farmers end Kisan Kranti Padyatra


The Kisan Kranti Padyatra (KKP) has been called off by the protesting farmers, after police allowed them to enter the national capital, in the wee hours of Wednesday.

As per reports, the Delhi Police removed barricades after Tuesday midnight to allow the farmers stopped during KKP, which started from Haridwar, to enter Delhi.

The farmers entered the national capital riding their tractors and trolleys and proceeded towards Kisan Ghat where heavy police deployment has been made, said the police.

Thousands of farmers on Tuesday marched towards Delhi over demands ranging from farm loan waiver to cut in fuel prices, blocking traffic movement on arterial roads leading to the national capital.

National highways leading to the capital were swamped with farmers who came in from places as far as Gonda, Basti and Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh as well as the sugarcane belt of western Uttar Pradesh.

The Kisan Kranti Yatra, which began from Tikait Ghat in Haridwar on September 23, was joined by farmers from various parts of Uttar Pradesh. They carried banners of Bhartiya Kisan Union, which gave the call for the march to press for a series of demands.

Their list of demands included unconditional loan waiver for farmers, clearing of dues by sugar mills, higher prices for crops, free electricity for farms and a cut in diesel prices.



(Featured Image: The Indian Express)

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