The farmers who are protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws for 19 days now, ended their day-long hunger strike today. The formers had called for a day-long hunger strike from 8 am to 5 pm on December 14. This hunger strike was a part of the farmers’ plan to intensify their agitation from today.
The farmers’ unions have said that they will block various highways across India to pressurise the government to withdraw the laws. Farmers also demonstrated before the district headquarters. They said they will continue this exercise till the laws are repealed.
Though, some of the fractions of the Kisan Unions have started breaking out from the protest. As the farmers observed the hunger strike, the All India Kisan Coordination Committee (AIKCC), met agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday to extend their support to the contentious legislation. Eventually, this is the fourth group of farmers to have extended their support to the laws in the past two weeks.
Meanwhile, the government has once again reiterated that these farm laws are beneficial for the farmers in the long run and they should end their protest. The government said that it is the deliberate effort of the opposition to misguide these farmers. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar accused Opposition parties of running propaganda against the new farm laws.
Shameful behavior at the ‘farmer protest’, with women singing ‘Modi Mar Jaa Tu’!
Is this all that the Communist parties of India capable of? pic.twitter.com/6QkQ6ksxEa
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) December 13, 2020
Apparently, some of the protesters who carried the Communist Party’s flags cursed Narendra Modi to die. A group of ladies sang “Modi Mar Ja Tu”. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that stern action would be taken against nation breakers “Tukde Tukde Gang” trying to take advantage of farmers’ movement against the new farm laws.