Farmers burn copies of agricultural laws in Punjab

Chandigarh, Jun 5 (PTI) Farmers on Saturday burnt copies of three central agriculture laws near the residence of BJP leaders and other places in Punjab. Last year, the farmers are celebrating the day of implementation of the ordinance related to agricultural laws as ‘Total Revolution Day’.

The farmers, holding black flags, raised slogans against the BJP-led central government for not withdrawing these laws, saying the farming community would be “ruined” by these laws.

Police personnel were deployed and barricades were put up around the protest sites to maintain law and order.

The United Kisan Morcha had called for ‘Total Revolution Day’ against agricultural laws.

Farmers set on fire copies of agricultural laws near Union Minister Som Prakash’s residence at Urban Estate in Phagwara. The protesters gathered near GT Road and marched towards the residence of the Union Minister.

Police had put up barricades on the road leading to Prakash’s residence to stop the protesters. Prakash was not at the residence at the time of protest.

Farmers also demonstrated near Prakash’s residence in Mohali district. The police had put up barricades to prevent any untoward incident.

Farmers also demonstrated in Chandigarh.

Parliament cleared the agriculture bills in September after they came into force as an ordinance last year. After this the President gave assent to these bills.

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