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Indian farmers’ union moves SC challenging legislations

  • Published at 08:13 pm December 11th, 2020
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Demonstrators gesture during a protest against the newly passed farm bills, at Singhu border near New Delhi on December 10, 2020 Reuters

About 700 tractor trolleys were moving towards Delhi’s Kundli border

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Friday moved the Indian Supreme Court challenging the three agriculture laws as it claimed that the laws will make farmers “vulnerable to corporate greed.”

India’s Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the proposal sent to farmers on changes to the laws was still with them, adding that the protestors did not reply to it or inform the government about rejecting them, reports Scroll.in.

Meanwhile, members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee started their journey to Delhi to join the farmers’ protest. SS Pandher, a member of the committee, said that about 700 tractor trolleys were moving towards Delhi’s Kundli border.

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping along Delhi’s borders for over 15 days, saying they won’t leave until the government rolls back what they called the “black laws.” 

The Centre has tried to allay fears in several rounds of talks, but has refused to repeal the legislations.

The Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to inform people about road closures and advised them to take alternative routes to avoid inconvenience, reports PTI.

On Thursday, farmer unions threatened to block railway tracks across the country and all highways leading to Delhi if their demands are not met.