The protesting farmers on Sunday announced a series of events from February 23 to 27 to further escalate their agitation against the three new farm laws, accusing the government of adopting “crackdown” measures against them.
They also said they will soon develop a strategy to extend the protest and make their plans public on February 28.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), who is spearheading the protests, told a press conference that as part of their proposed escalation program, February 23 will be considered “Pagadi Sambhal Diwas” and February 24 as “Daman Virodhi Diwas”, mainly to emphasize that farmers must be respected and no “repressive measures” must be taken against them.
“The ‘Pagdi Sambhal Diwas’ will be celebrated on February 23. This day will be celebrated in memory of Chacha Ajit Singh and Swami Sahajanand Saraswati. On this day, farmers will wear their regional turbans.
“On February 24, ” Daman Virodhi Diwas ” is announced in which farmers and citizens will protest against the global repression against the peasant movement. On that day, memorandums will be delivered to the President of India via Tehsil and the district headquarters, “said Darshan Pal, a peasant leader.
Le Morcha said February 26 will be observed as “Yuva Kisan Diwas” and February 27 as “Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Divas”.
“On February 26, in honor of the contribution of young people to this movement, a ‘Yuva Kisan Diwas’ will be organized. On this day, all stages of SKM will be led by young people. Young people from different states are invited to join the protesters at the Delhi borders.
“On February 27, the day of Guru Ravidas Jayanti and the martyrdom of Shaheed Chandrasekhar Azad, ‘Kisan Majdoor Ekta Diwas” will be celebrated. We call on all citizens to strengthen this movement by joining the protesters at the Delhi border, “Mr. Pal mentionned.
Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav said at the press conference: “The government adopts all repressive measures, wrongdoing and manipulation, including arrests, detentions and recording cases against protesters. The Singhu border has been fortified and appears to be an international border.
A long-term movement plan will be discussed ahead of the March 8 parliamentary session, and the strategy will be shared at the next SKM meeting, he said.