KURUKSHETRA: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Haryana (Charuni) is all set to stage a state-wide protest as the union is going to block roads from 12 pm to 3 pm in Haryana on September 20, against the Central government’s stand of not withdrawing three agriculture ordinances, told the farm leaders on Saturday.
They said if the government still does not accept their demands, then a country-wide protest will be staged on September 25.
BKU Haryana president Gurnam Singh Charuni said, “So far, the government has not accepted our demands, therefore, our protest will continue. A state-wide chakka jam (road-blocking) will be held from 12 pm to 3 pm on September 20 in Haryana. If our demands are not accepted, a country-wide protest will be staged on September 25. The farmers will come on the roads and protest against the government’s stand. We have the support of 17 organizations of farmers, arhtiyas (commission agents), and labourers in Haryana.”
BKU Haryana (Charuni) is already staging state-level symbolic protests at all district headquarters in Haryana from 10 am to 4 pm since September 16.
BKU Haryana spokesman Rakesh Kumar Bains from Shahabad said, “The government should sit with the farmers in discussion to answer the questions raised by their unions to clear apprehensions, doubts about which the government is not talking. The arbitrary functioning of the government to push these three ordinances raises several questions, as farmers are major stakeholders who have been kept out in this process.”
Haryana State Kacha Arhtiyas Association and Haryana Rice Millers Association also extended support to the farmers and on Saturday, Ambala bodies of these organizations also held a protest at the grain market, Ambala City.
A protesting arhtiya Gaurav Gupta at Ambala said, “The Centre government’s three agriculture ordinances are being opposed in the country and our MLAs and MPs have not been able to explain these ordinances to the farmers and arhtiyas. The government wants to implement these laws forcibly and break the age-old relationship of farmers and arhtiyas. Our organizations have extended support to the farmers until these ordinances are not withdrawn.”



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