Farmers’ groups protesting against India’s three new agricultural laws marched into New Delhi with the permission of the police on the 26th local time, but the March turned violent and many farmers rushed into the historic Red Castle, the Central News Agency reported. At least one protester was killed in the incident and many police were injured.
According to reports, with the permission of the police, on the morning of the 26th local time, farmers drove tractors into New Delhi to March. However, some demonstrating farmers collided with the police at three New Delhi borders, entered new delhi ahead of time and tried to enter the city center. Some demonstrating farmers even broke into red fort.
Some of the protestors clashed with the police, robbed the police shield and put up protest flags at the national landmark monument. The police also fired tear gas to drive these protestors away. The radio called on the protestors who broke into the red fort to leave and called on them to return to the original March route. The scene was in chaos.
“Indian Express” pointed out that in the vicinity of the subway station near Hongbao, a demonstrator driving a tractor was killed after his tractor overturned, and a number of police officers in the vicinity of Hongbao were injured due to clashes with the demonstrator.
However, the violence of some of the protestors was not recognized by the farmers’ groups who participated in the protest against the “three agricultural laws”. The leader of the united front of farmers, which is a coalition of 40 farmers’ organizations, told the media that all the farmers of the front marched along the planned route, and no one left the planned route to the outer ring road. “We condemn the violence against farmers and call on everyone to maintain peace.”;.
In September 2020, the central government of India passed in Parliament the 2020 agricultural products trade promotion and facilitation act, the 2020 price guarantee and agricultural service contract act, and the 2020 necessities Amendment Act, which are known as the “three agricultural laws”;.
&The purpose of the “three agricultural laws” is to remove the restriction that farmers can only trade agricultural products with the agricultural products market committees designated by the provincial and municipal governments in the past. Under the new law, farmers can directly trade with buyers, and are exempt from handling charges and taxes.
However, opponents led by farmers’ groups in Punjab and khayana, India’s major agricultural provinces, believe that “three agricultural laws” will make farmers lose the guaranteed purchase price of agricultural products provided by the government; After the intervention of large enterprises, the interests of small-scale farmers will be squeezed, so they launched a demonstration, and on November 26, 2020, they gathered at the border of the capital New Delhi, occupied the main road, camped and protested, demanding the abolition of the “three agricultural laws”;.