Some farmers in Haryana destroyed their wheat crop in protest against the Centre’s new agriculture laws, prompting political and farmer leaders to attraction to them to not resort to such drastic measures.
IMAGE: A farmer sows maize seeds in a area in Jalandhar. Photograph: PTI Photo
Some farmers in the state’s Karnal, Jind and Ambala districts had destroyed wheat crops over two to 4 acres of their land.
In Karnal’s Mundigarhi village, a farmer destroyed his wheat crop on 4 acres on Tuesday. The farmer informed reporters that he did it in protest against the brand new farm laws.
Another farmer at Manakpur village, round 3 km from Ambala City, flattened his wheat crop over one acre.
Gurpreet Singh, who wished to destroy the crop over 5 acres, was prevented from doing so by native BKU chief Gulab Singh.
Gurpreet informed reporters that he was aggravated over the angle of the Union authorities because it was not repealing the farm laws.
In the previous a few days, some farmers destroyed their crop on few patches of land utilizing their tractors, prompting Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni to attraction to them to not take such a step.
Chaduni appealed to them to not take such a step, saying the Centre is not going to be moved by such measures.
“Since the past a couple of days, we have been receiving reports that farmers are destroying crops. It pains to see this as farmers raise their crops like their children,” Chaduni mentioned.
“Those farmer brothers who are doing this, I want to tell them that the government is not going to accept their demands by such measures. Ten to 15 farmers have already committed suicide, when this did not move the government, will they agree to the demands if crops are destroyed,” Chaduni mentioned in a video message.
Talking to reporters in Bhiwani, Agriculture Minister J P Dalal mentioned, “I don’t think it is appropriate. There can be other ways of protest.”
Speaking to reporters after the Congress Legislature Party assembly, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda additionally appealed to farmers to not hurt their crops.
Farmers in a few districts began to destroy their wheat crop shut on the heels of BKU chief Rakesh Tikait making an attraction to them at a “kisan mahapanchayat” held in Hisar district the place he requested them to be able to sacrifice their standing crop if their calls for usually are not met by the Centre.
Asserting that they will not return residence until the farm laws are repealed, Tikait had final week mentioned farmers needs to be able to sacrifice their standing crop for it.
Presuming that some farmers may need misinterpreted Tikait’s attraction, Chaduni sought to make clear what he had mentioned.
“What Tikait had mentioned that if want arises farmers needs to be able to sacrifice one crop. Where did he say that they need to destroy their crop. With folded arms, I attraction that no farmer ought to destroy crop or commit suicide.
We are preventing, we aren’t leaving the agitation. We will proceed this agitation until the time the federal government doesn’t settle for our calls for,” mentioned Chaduni.