The Centre’s newly introduced farmer’s bills which have grabbed the headlines since the day it was enacted by the Upper house. The farmers from the several states have been protesting against the three controversial bills at the different borders of Delhi. However, nothing has been done yet. Several talks between the farmer’s group and Centers have taken place but did not end with any conclusion again.
Recently, the farmers from the 21 district of Maharashtra held a rally at the Azad Maidan to express solidarity with peasants agitating near Delhi borders against the Centre’s three new farm laws. The framer’s rally was attended by several state leaders including NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, and Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat.
And now the reports come in that activist Anna Hazare would be launching an indefinite hunger strike against the Union government’s new farm laws on Saturday at his village Ralegaon Siddhi in Maharashtra.
Hazare who is known for such acts said, “I have been demanding reforms in the agriculture sector, but the Centre doesn’t seem to be taking right decisions.”
The 83-year-old activist further continued, “The Centre has no sensitivity left for farmers, which is why I am starting my indefinite fast at my village from January 30.”
Hazare also appealed his supporters not to flock to his village in Ahmednagar district in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s borders demanding rollback of the Farmers” Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.