As the nationwide ‘chakka jam’ called by the farmers, protesting against the government’s new laws, came to an end on Saturday, 6 February, Bharat Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said, as quoted by ANI, “We have given time to the government till 2nd October to repeal the laws. After this, we will do further planning. We won't hold discussions with the government under pressure.”
Farmers in different parts of the country, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra, had blocked national and state highways for three hours.
Some protesters, who had gathered at Delhi’s Shaheed Park to show solidarity with the farmers’ agitation were detained by the police who had beefed up security in the city on Saturday.
On Friday, farmer unions had announced that no ‘chakka jam’ will take place in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
- The nationwide call from 12 pm to 3 pm was given by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee
- The Congress on Friday extended support to the ‘chakka jam’
- Farmers’ unions have appealed to all the stakeholders to be peaceful
- Emergency and essential services like ambulance, school bus, etc., will not be stopped, as per the guidelines issued by the farmers’ unions
Security personnel stand near barricades as BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait gestures during the proposed chakka jam by farmers at Ghazipur border.
Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) protest during the proposed chakka jam by farmer unions, in solidarity with their ongoing agitation against Centres farm reform laws, in Ranchi
Farmers protest during the proposed chakka jam by farmer unions, in solidarity with their ongoing agitation against Centres farm reform laws, in Patiala
Heavy Security Deployment Continues at Tikri Border Day After 'Chakka Jam'
Heavy deployment of security forces continues at the Delhi-Haryana Tikri Border a day after ‘chakka jam’ was called by protesting farmers, reported ANI.
Rahul Gandhi to Visit Rajasthan on 12 February
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit Rajasthan on 12 and 13 February to express solidarity with protesting farmers.
Nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’ Proved Farmers Are United Against Law: SKM
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha said in a press note that the call for ‘chakka jam’ got huge support across the country.
“Yesterday, in the Parliament, the Minister of Agriculture insulted the struggle of farmers of India by saying that only one state's farmers are opposing the agricultural laws. But today's nationwide Chakka Jam once again proved that farmers across the country are united against these laws,” SKM said in a press release.