12 February 2024, New Delhi: More than 200 farmer unions have planned a protest march in Delhi on 13th February and are scheduled to reach by tomorrow morning. The farmer union plans to talk to Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda. This will be the second round of discussion after the first one was held on 8th February 2024. The outcome of the discussion will determine if the protest will continue or not. The farmers accompanied by tractors and trollies are on their way prepared to sit at Delhi borders adjoining Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
The major demands of the farmer Unions include a law that guarantees minimum support price for agricultural commodities, an increase in minimum support price by 50% above the weighted average cost of production as defined in the Swaminathan committee report, Pension for farmers and agricultural laborers, and withdrawal of cases against protesters.
Section 144 Imposed
Section 144 has been imposed in Delhi prohibiting large gatherings at all border areas between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and across the entire national capital region for a month. The order also bans any protest vehicle entering the border of Delhi.
The Haryana-Punjab Shambhu Border has been sealed at Ambala. Traffic has been restricted at the Singhu border from 12th February to 13th February for commercial vehicles. Major highways and roads have been barricaded with cemented dividers and spike strips to avoid the entry of protesting vehicles in Delhi.
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