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Farmers rally in Muzaffarnagar on Sunday; to launch a campaign against BJP

Our Bureau/PTI Muzaffarnagar | Updated on September 04, 2021

Six companies of PAC, two companies of RAF, are to be deployed

Protesting farmers organisations have claimed that thousands of farmers have begun reaching Muzaffarnagar to participate in the Kisan Mahapanchayat on Sunday. According to the leaders of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, about five lakh farmers from various States will attend the protest programme, which will also see the launch of "Mission Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand," a campaign against BJP ahead of the elections in the three States scheduled in 2022.

The SKM has started 500 langars (for food and water distribution), 100 medical camps with 5,000 volunteers to assist the protestors. "Farmers from the Western UP districts are providing food and arrangements for stay for the protesting farmers. Our tractors and trolleys are also being used to help the farmers reach the venue," said Jitender Hudda, a farmers' leader from Shamli.

"Thousands of farmers have begun reaching Muzaffarnagar to participate in the Kisan Mahapanchayat, including farmers from 15 states. The Mahapanchayat will make the Yogi-Modi governments realise the power of the farmers, farm labourers, and supporters of the farm movement," a statement by SKM said. The SKM said Mahapanchayat has the support of all castes, religions, states, classes, small traders and all sections of the society.

Security

PTI adds:  Six companies of the provincial armed constabulary (PAC) and two companies of rapid action force (RAF) will be deployed for the ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ to be held on Sunday on issues concerning farmers, including the contentious Central farm laws.

DIG of Saharanpur range, Preetinder Singh, said on Saturday that the event will be video-graphed while five SSPs, seven ASPs and 40 police inspectors will be posted on security duty.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union general secretary and member of Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmer unions spearheading the anti-agriculture law stir, Yudhvir Singh, said that issues such as the Central farm laws, sugarcane support price and power supply would be discussed in the Kisan Mahapanchayat.

Farmers from across the country, including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Maharashtra will take part in the programme.

Published on September 04, 2021

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