Farmers who were protesting for the past two months against the Centre's new agricultural laws is observing "Sadbhavna Diwas" on Mahatma Gandhi's 73rd death anniversary today with a day-long fast.
By fasting the farmers' want to prove the "peaceful" nature of their protest against the laws passed in September and which is joined by participants from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and other states. "We were peaceful yesterday, today and will be peaceful tomorrow also. We invite people of this country to join us in this peaceful protest," Krantikari Kisan Union leader Darshan Pal told reporters.
Addressing a press conference at Delhi''s Singhu border, the farmer leaders said the fast will be held from 9 AM to 5 PM and appealed to the people of the country to join them. The farmer leaders continue criticizing the ruling BJP at the Centre and accused it of trying to "destroy" the "peaceful" agitation against the agri laws."The conspiracy of the ruling BJP to destroy this farmers'' movement is now exposed to all," said farmers organisation.
The farmer leaders also asserted that the number of agitators at all the prominent protest venues i.e, Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri increased after the police allegedly tried to remove farmer leader Rakesh Tikait from Ghazipur border.