The farmers, who had come in large numbers from different parts of Punjab, gathered at the Mohali-Chandigarh border on Sunday and staged three protests under the banner of Samikat Kisan Morcha (SKM) to press the Center for their demands, including legal guarantees. . Minimum Support Price (MSP). One-day demonstration started. Security has been tightened ahead of the protest and vehicular movement has been diverted, officials said. Farmers from Haryana also gathered in Panchkula, where a large number of police personnel have been deployed. The farmers are demanding withdrawal of cases filed against the three agricultural laws (now repealed) during the Centre’s agitation in 2020-21, compensation to the families of farmers who lost their lives during the period and one member Demand for job, loan waiver and pension.
Muttahida Kisan Morcha is an organization of various farmers unions. The farmers have announced that they will march to the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh and submit a memorandum of their demands to the Governor of Punjab. Farmers from several parts of Punjab, including Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Sangrur, gathered at Mohali-Chandigarh border and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Chowk Road at Phase 11 of Mohali on Sunday. They came in tractor trolleys, cars and other vehicles. They also brought with them essential items like rations, bedding, utensils, gas cylinders for cooking. Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhwal) General Secretary Harinder Singh Lakhwal said that hundreds of farmers have already reached the protest site. A farmer said he left his village in Ferozepur on Saturday afternoon and reached the Mohali-Chandigarh border around 2 am.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ograhan) general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokarikalan said, “There is a large number of farmers here. It reminds me of the year-long protests against the now-repealed Agrarian Acts on Delhi’s Singhu and Tikri borders. Farmers have pitched tents and platforms in the middle of the road. They have also parked their vehicles there. Flags of farmers’ organizations have been planted at various places. Some farmers were seen cooking food on the roads. Punjab and Chandigarh. Police have beefed up security by erecting barricades near the Mohali-Chandigarh border.
In view of the protests, the Chandigarh Police in a traffic advisory said that in view of the agitation, roads leading to Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport from Fidan in Mohali on the former route will remain temporarily closed till November 28. Police have advised motorists heading towards Airport, Aerosti and Bestek Mall to take a right turn from Fidan and then take a left from Sector 46/47/48/49/Chowk straight towards ‘Airport’ road. Mohali Police in its traffic advisory said that traffic from Jagatpura Sector 48-49 traffic signal to Bawa White House will remain suspended till November 28.
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