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On Thursday 8 February, the farmers had announced to go to Delhi with their demands. But he was stopped at Noida Delhi border.
Farmers demanding compensation for their lands from Noida Authority have given a two-day ultimatum to the government. Bharatiya Kisan Parishad leader Sukhveer Khalifa said on Saturday (February 10) that if their demands are not met by February 12, they will protest again. Earlier, farmers had demonstrated on Delhi border on 8 February.
Sukhveer Khalifa said that when we took out a march till Delhi on February 8, Noida Police Commissioner Lakshmi Singh had assured us that by February 12, a committee would be formed regarding our demands. We agreed to his request on the condition that if there is any delay in the formation of the committee, we will resume the march to Delhi.
In fact, between 1997 and 2014, land was taken from 81 villages to establish Noida city. During this period, farmers of only 16 villages were given compensation and 5 percent developed plots. Farmers from the rest of the villages said that they did not receive compensation.
Since 2019, many farmers have been protesting against the Noida Authority. On Thursday the farmers had decided to reach Delhi. But he was stopped at Noida-Delhi Chilla border. After 5 hours of demonstration here, he was assured of forming a committee. After which they returned.
See the farmers’ performance in pictures…
On Thursday, farmers moving towards Delhi were stopped behind the Sector 18 flyover.
On Thursday, due to police barricading, there was a jam of more than 1 kilometer long at Ghazipur border in Ghaziabad.
On Thursday, police clashed with farmers. The police had stopped the farmers from moving towards Delhi.
The longest farmers movement went on in 2020
The longest farmer movement in the history of the country took place on the borders of Delhi in protest against the three agricultural laws implemented on 17 September 2020. The movement that started from Punjab spread across the country. On 25 November 2020, farmers left for Delhi. 378 days later, on 11 December 2021, farmers celebrated Kisan United Morcha Vijay Diwas, after which the movement ended.
Thousands of farmers had demanded complete repeal of the Centre’s three laws as part of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ campaign. In this, farmers from other states of the country including Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan were gathered in Delhi. It was claimed that 700 farmers had died in this movement.
On 19 November 2021, the central government accepted the demands of the farmers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the withdrawal of all three laws on the Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev. After this the farmers had announced to end the movement on 11 December.
All three agricultural laws, against which farmers were protesting
The three agricultural laws were approved by the Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020. The President had signed the proposal for all three laws on September 27. Since then, farmer organizations had started agitating against agricultural laws. These three laws have now been withdrawn. Know about the law…
1. Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Bill 2020
There was a provision in this law to create an ecosystem where farmers and businessmen would have the freedom to sell their crops outside the market. The law talked about promoting business within the state and between two states. Besides, this law also talked about reducing the expenses of marketing and transportation.
2. Farmers (Empowerment-Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Bill 2020
In this law, provision for a national framework on agricultural agreements was made. It connects farmers with agricultural products sales, farm services, agri business firms, processors, wholesalers and retailers and exporters. Along with this, the law also included supply of quality seeds to farmers, monitoring of crop health, loan facilities and crop insurance facilities.
3. Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020
This law had a provision to remove grains, pulses, oilseeds, edible oil, onion and potatoes from the list of essential commodities. According to the government, it was claimed that this would ensure that farmers get the right price for their crops, as this was expected to increase competition in the market.