Farmers continue to protest against three agricultural laws. On Friday, it has been announced by the farmers that on June 26, they will organize a sit-in outside the house of all the current governors of the country. The United Kisan Morcha has announced that they will show black flags during their protest on June 26 and will also submit a memorandum related to their demands to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Farmer leader Inderjit Singh has said in a press conference that the day will be celebrated as ‘Save Agriculture, Save Democracy Day’. Inderjit Singh said that ‘we will protest by showing black flag near Raj Bhavan and will give our memorandum to the President. 26 June is the day when emergency was imposed in the country on this day in the year 1975. It will also be seven months since our performance on this day. Apart from the farmers, the democratic rights of the citizens are also being attacked because of this dictatorship. This is an undeclared emergency.
He further said that thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, have been campaigning on the Delhi border for more than 6 months. The government says that the demand of farmers is baseless and the new law is in favor of farmers. The Supreme Court had put these laws on hold even before they came into force and also ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the issue. Regarding the women involved in the protest, farmer leader Suman Hooda said that a special committee would be formed by Saturday evening and it would take a decision about the women present at the protest site.