New Delhi, Mar 05, 2021: Farmers protesting against the Centre’s three new farm laws have decided to free toll plazas at multiple places on Saturday to mark hundred days of the ongoing agitation. Thousands of farmers have been camping on Delhi’s borders demanding a repeal of the agriculture reform laws.
Spokesperson of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Jagtar Singh Bajwa said toll plazas will be freed in Dasna, Duhai, Baghpat, Dadri and Greater Noida.
Addressing the media at the Ghazipur protest site, farmer leaders said their movement is far from over and they are "going strong".
The protesting farmers have decided to observe March 6 as ’Black Day’.
The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway will be blocked for five hours to mark hundred days of the agitation, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha said.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said, "We are completely prepared. Unless and until the government listens to us and meets our demands, we will not move from here."
"The movement has brought the farmers back on the political landscape of this country. It has made farmers visible once again. It has taught every politician a lesson - not to take ’panga’ with the farmers," Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj India said.
Yadav went on to add, "It has united farmers like never before. Haryana and Punjab farmers are united. Despite deep attempts at communal mobilisation in UP, Hindu and Muslim farmers are united in this protest. Gujjars and Meenas are united in Rajasthan."
At least 11 rounds of talks between the central government and the farmers’ union have failed to end the deadlock over the new farm laws. While the Centre has offered to put the agriculture reform laws on hold for a period of 12-18 months, farmer leaders have refused to budge from their demand of the complete withdrawal of the three laws.