With the agriculture bill deemed passed in the Parliament and President giving assent yesterday, the protests of farmers against the bills have triggered in Delhi on Monday.
The protesting farmers have set a tractor on fire near India Gate in Delhi in the morning during protests.
The police came in action and removed the tractor and the fire has been put out by the fire department.
As per the reports, around 15 to 20 persons had gathered at the central Delhi location between 7:15 AM and 7:30 AM and set the old tractor on fire.
The police told that the protesters had raised pro-Congress slogans and they are trying to identify those involved.
“We wanted to send a message that the protest should happen at Delhi as the issue is related to central govt and PM modi .The farmers have to occupy India Gate and Parliament to make their voice heard to arrogant Modi. Today’s protest was symbolic and we take responsibility,” said Brinder Dhillon President of Punjab Youth Congress in a tweet.
We wanted to send a message that the protest should happen at Delhi as the issue is related to central govt and PM modi .The farmers have to occupy India Gate and Parliament to make their voice heard to arrogant Modi. Today's protest was symbolic and we take responsibility @ndtv pic.twitter.com/xhyapqmoTn
— Brinder (@brinderdhillon) September 28, 2020
The incident was live-streamed by the Punjab Youth Congress on its official Facebook page.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union and several other organizations on Friday held nationwide demonstration and chakkajam against three contentious farm legislations which were passed in the Parliament earlier this week.
In Punjab, the state which has Agriculture as primary business, the farmer unions began a three-day ‘rail roko’ protest at six different locations in the state.
Amid the protests, the Railways has partially cancelled 20 trains and short-terminated five trains till September 26.
The three bills were introduced by the governrmtn contending that they will benefit the farmers.
Introducing the Bill, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had said, “I want to assure everyone that the bills have nothing to do with MSPs. MSPs were there and will continue. I would request everyone to reconsider their views on the farm bills. The two bills are historic and will bring a change in the lives of the farmers. The farmers will be able to freely trade their produce anywhere in the country.”