10,000 more to join, Delhi on edge over mega farmers protest
NEW DELHI: The Singhu border in Delhi is bracing for the biggest logjam of the farm agitation so far on Monday, with 10,000 more protesters expected to join those already at the protest site amid signals from Rajasthan that hordes of farmers there are straining at the leash to proceed to the capital.
Around 1.45pm on Sunday, traffic on the Delhi-Jaipur national highway stalled at Jaisingh Khera as hundreds of farmers from Rajasthan were stopped by police from going further.
The tail of vehicles stuck on the highway stretched up to 10km. The border was opened for vehicles coming from Delhi after 3.5 hours, according to officials.
“We have not blocked the highway. It’s a consequence of the fact that the police have blocked us placing barriers. We are simply trying to go to Delhi to get the go nment listen to us,” said Amra Ram, a farmer activist from Rajasthan.
At Singhu, the refrain was that everyone was there for the long haul. “We will stay here for as many months as required. If the go nment feels we will starve and die here, they are wrong. Each of us is a warrior and will fight like one,” said Gurnam Singh, a Moga resident who has called his entire family to camp there.
Another protester who has been there since the first day said 2,000 tractor trolleys carrying at least four people each were on their way to Singhu. Gaganpreet Singh, a resident of Delhi who has been serving food to the protesters, said he had asked his friends to join him on Monday.
“I come from a family of farmers and will always stand for their rights,” he said. Fellow protester Mannat Singh said the plan was to block every entry point to the capital.
Looks like new money has been plowed by Turkey, Pakistan, Chian, and the US & Canada based Sikhs.
If size matters then the number of farmers supporting or not opposing the farm bills far outweigh those protesting for no genuine reason
Now it looks like those not opposing the acts also need to start protesting against these protesters so that they can enjoy the farm bill reforms?
10000 is not a big deal for a popular govt.
Kudos to farmers from all over India.
Way to Go !!!
You are also an idiot like the stupid farmers.
Tiger Of Punjab
Kisan Zindabad , i am from Toronto Canada and strongly support the farmers as i am from Kisan family
Time to deploy Army and deal with firm Hands.
i am disappointed that supreme court, Delhi govt, central govt. all are allowing this nuisance.
The farmers are stupid and manipulated.
It took BJP only 6 years to go back from 2014 to 1947. They have made a mess of economy, banking, farming, mining, exports and foreign relationship.
Modi completely ruined India in all manners. He has no right to continue in chair as PM. He must resign and go to himlayas till.
Looks like farmers are going to become next opposition party.
This protest has already failed to convince majority of farmers in India. Except punjab no other state has joined the protest.
Just shut the water supply down.
If these farmers are not making a profit doing farming then they should sell their farm land and look for another job. ~
The rich Arab gulf countries like Qatar and UAE are always hiring cheap manual laborers from poor/overpopulated Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal.
If protests have widespread support, there is no need to come to Delhi
Deploy Army, the only solution to stop this harassment by farmers, inconveniencing the common men on the streets