19
Jul

Farmers Protest: Permission Denied

   Posted by: aman   in Other

Day 236

Toll 543

Permission Denied

We all know the Samyukt Kisan Morcha call for a symbolic protest at the Parliament from July 22nd until the end of Monsoon session. Farmers from 22 states have risen in solidarity and have left from respective states for Delhi. The SKM has been clear that the protest gathering will be not more than 200 farmers on a day.

The Delhi police has denied the request for the protest. The police has instructed the Delhi Metro to not allow seven of its stations to let farmers board the trains. The reason?
COVID-19 protocols.

This is an absolute mockery of democracy in the country. The government can falter on oxygen and beds and vaccines. Lakhs can die. Farmers can be relegated to Delhi’s borders for 8 months. Parliament can run, lock-downs can go, but farmers cannot protest at the Parliament. Even symbolically. What a shame!

Meanwhile, the hunger strike unto death at Sirsa, Haryana has entered the second day. Baldev Singh Sirsa is on strike to persuade Haryana police to release five young men taken in custody over sedition charges.

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