A big convoy of tractor-trollies left Amritsar for Delhi on Tuesday to take part within the protest parade introduced by farmer unions on Republic Day. The farmers have deliberate to carry a rally parallel to the Republic Day Parade, calling in farmers from throughout Punjab and Haryana to take part. A village in Punjab’s Sangrur has even determined to high-quality those that select to remain out of the rally.
Aiming to cease the rally, the Centre had filed an affidavit within the Supreme Court docket, the place it mentioned disruption of the Republic Day parade shall be an “embarrassment to the nation”.
Contending that it has “accomplished its greatest” to interact with farmers, the Centre mentioned, “The farm legal guidelines have acquired broad acceptance all through the nation and, due to this fact, some farmers and others objecting to the legislation had put a situation of its repeal, is neither justifiable nor acceptable”.
The courtroom, which earlier mentioned was “extraordinarily disillusioned” by the federal government’s dealing with of the scenario, took motion right this moment, placing the contentious farm legal guidelines on maintain and forming a committee to debate the problem.
The farmers, nonetheless, haven’t accepted the committee, accusing the federal government of engineering the formation of a committee “via the Supreme Court docket”. All members of the committee are in favour of the farm legal guidelines, they mentioned.
“We do not settle for this committee. All of the members on this committee have been pro-government. These members have been justifying the legal guidelines,” mentioned the farmers’ representatives at Singhu border right this moment.
By means of the day, bulletins have continued from Punjab’s village gurdwaras, asking farmers to achieve Delhi in most numbers with tractor-trollies.
Sangrur’s Bhular Heri village even ordered a 2100-rupee high-quality on farmers who fail to hitch the parade.
*Every farmer being requested to ship one tractor for Jan 26 parade. Those that cannot ship can pay Rs 2,100, failing which they may face social boycott,” mentioned one of many villagers.