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Farmers protest: Farm unions set to march towards Delhi Raj Niwas, three Yellow Line Metro stations shut

Farmers, who are camping at Delhi borders against the Centre’s three farm laws, are set to march towards the Lieutenant Governor’s house in Delhi on Saturday to mark the completion of seven months of farmers protest.

Following which, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has restricted movement at some of their stations. The DMRC tweeted on Friday, as advised by Delhi Police, in view of security reasons, three Metro stations of Yellow Line namely, Vishwavidyalaya, Civil Lines and Vidhan Sabha will remain closed for the public from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturday.

Farmers camping at Delhi’s Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders will observe June 26 as the Save Agriculture, Save Democracy Day to mark the completion of seven months of their agitation.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKU), an umbrella body of 40 farmers’ unions, said that memorandums addressed to the President of India will be handed over to state governors on the day to mark seven months of the farmers protest.

Gurnam Singh Chaduni, the president of Bharatiya Kisan Union, a fraction of  the SKM who is leading the farmers protests said the memorandum to the President will be sent through the Governor. He said on the call of the SKM, farmers of Haryana will submit a memorandum to the state Governor in Chandigarh.

Farmer unions told the reporters that thousands of farmers from Saharanpur and Sisauli have reached the Ghazipur border led by BKU chief Rakesh Tikait. Farmers were also seen on tractors, ready for Saturday’s rally.

A protest march is also being taken out in Massachusetts, USA, in solidarity with the farmers agitating in India.

Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union on Friday announced that they will start a three-day dharna in Patiala, the hometown of CM Amarinder Singh, from August 9 if the issues related to farm labourers are not resolved by then.

Earlier on Friday, the SKM submitted a memorandum to the President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to direct the Centre to immediately repeal the three farm laws. In its memorandum to the President, the SKM said, it conveyed the anguish and deep anger of crores of farming families of the country to the president.

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Inderjit Singh, vice president of All India Kisan Sabha in Haryana, had earlier said that June 26 1975, was a black day in India’s history as  the government had announced the Emergency on this day. He said present situation is not far from that and it is like an undeclared emergency.

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