RKMS withdraws from farmers' stir


A day after the protesting farmers breached barricades and clashed with police at several places in the national capital, a leading body spearheading the agitation- Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan announced that they are disassociating themselves from the ongoing agitation against the three controversial farm legislations.

“I have nothing to do with the protest which is being led by them and over here being represented by Rakesh Tikait on their behalf,” added VM Singh, RKMS leader. He also said that the protest will continue, but not in this form. “We have not come here to get people martyred or beaten up.”

A Misguided Path

The farmers broke the police barricades, attacked the cops with sticks and damaged the buses parked on the street. According to Delhi Police, 86 cops were injured in Tuesday’s violence. The police have registered 25 FIRs which have names of various farmer leaders.

Home Ministry takes stock

Union Home Minister Amit Shah took stock of the security situation and measures taken to ensure peace in the city. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Delhi Police attended the meeting. The Centre has already deployed around 4,500 paramilitary troops to assist the Delhi Police in maintaining law and order.

Three Farm Laws

These laws are 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. The farmers have been protesting against three central farm laws since November 26.

The Delhi Police has detained 200 people in connection with the violence during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day. Union Home Minister Amit Shah took stock of the security situation and measures taken to ensure peace in the city.





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