Republic Day Tractor Rally marks the completion of two months of Dilli Chalo protest by farmers
The rally marks the completion of two months of farmers' protest at various points on Delhi’s border. It was on November 26 that thousands of farmers arrived at these points to protest against the three farm laws that the Centre had enacted claiming pro-farmers’ reform.
The Delhi Police has finally given its approval to farmers to hold a tractor rally in Delhi on Republic Day.
The rally marks the completion of two months of farmers' protests at various points on Delhi’s border. It was on November 26 that thousands of farmers arrived at these points to protest against the three farm laws that the Centre had enacted claiming pro-farmers’ reform.
However, the farmers alleged that these laws have been enacted to benefit the big corporate. They decided to protest against these laws and marched towards Delhi.
Thousands of farmers reached at Delhi border from various states largely from Punjab and Haryana on November 26 and since then they have been protesting.
There have been eleven rounds of talks between farmers and the Centre but all have remained inconclusive to date as the farmers have demanded a complete withdrawal of three laws and the enactment of a new law to guarantee the continuation of the Minimum Support Price (MSP).
They are afraid that the government might scrap the MSP hence they have demanded it in the form of law.
This is the second tractor rally in the protest against the farm laws. The Delhi police say that despite security concerns, it has allowed the rally to respect the desire of the farmers' group.
“They will enter Delhi for a few km and then they will turn right and left and we have given them 63, 62, and 46 km of the stretch in circulation which in total in Delhi amounts to more than 100 km,” Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police, Intelligence, Delhi Police, said.