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Singhu Border drama intensifies Farmers stir- Sadbhavna Diwas to be observed today

The Union home ministry today temporarily suspended internet services at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri borders, and its adjoining areas from 11 pm of January 29 to 11 pm of January 31. The order stated that it is to "maintain public safety and averting public emergency".

After the Republic day violence, the Farmers protest has come under heavy criticism. The people are very unhappy about how things unfolded on 26th January. More than 38 FIRs have been filed in connection to the violence and the Delhi police are taking stringent action against the rioters.

The Farmers were asked to vacate the Ghazipur Border and were attacked by locals at the Singhu border. BKU has re-intensified its stir after Rakesh Takait refused to surrender.

The opposition is leaving no stones unturned to attack the ruling BJP over the violence. Many leaders and parties including the Aam Aadmi Party are calling the violence “scripted” and discredit the Farmers movement.

The Union home ministry today temporarily suspended internet services at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri borders, and its adjoining areas from 11 pm of January 29 to 11 pm of January 31. The order stated that it is to “maintain public safety and averting public emergency”. Following the suit was the Haryana government who also banned the internet in 17 districts till January 31 to maintain the law and order situation.

Many farmers’ unions have withdrawn from the protest after the violence while the All-India Kisan Sabha is observing an all day fast at Delhi’s ITO even after repeated requests by the Government and Punjab Chief Minister to resolve the issue as soon as possible. The movement has lost its momentum after the Republic Day violence.

President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed his displeasure at the Republic Day violence while addressing the Budget session of the Parliament. PM Modi has maintained that the proposal was given to Farmers still stands in an All-Party meet. He assured that the government is handling the Farm laws issue with an open mind and is committed to arriving at a solution to end the deadlock. He asserted that the Agriculture minster is just a phone call away if the Farmers are interested in resuming the talks.

 

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Pragya Mishra

Senior columnist with interest in economy and government policies.

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