Farmer unions have cancelled the deliberate march to Parliament on February 1, retaining in view the violence in Delhi through the tractor rally on Tuesday. The Delhi Police arrested over 200 individuals in reference to the violence and registered about 25 FIRs.
Following the violence, two farmer organisations of Uttar Pradesh — Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) and Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan — on Wednesday ended their protest and dissociated themselves from the agitation. Nevertheless, leaders of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) sought to downplay the event, claiming these organisations weren’t a part of the umbrella physique and declared that the protest towards the three contentious farm legal guidelines would proceed until they’re repealed.
“I’m deeply pained by no matter occurred in Delhi yesterday (Tuesday) and ending our 58-day protest,” mentioned Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of BKU (Bhanu), who additionally is likely one of the few farmer leaders who filed petition within the Supreme Court docket to declare the legal guidelines unconstitutional.
VM Singh, president of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (RKMS), mentioned: “I can’t carry ahead protest with somebody whose path is completely different. I want them finest and withdrawing from the protest contemplating what occurred on the Republic Day.” Singh of RKMS was eliminated as coordinator of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSS) in December final 12 months after variations between him and different leaders, regardless that he continued the protest at Ghazipur border of Delhi.
However, the SKM leaders, in a joint assertion, claimed a conspiracy was hatched by the federal government with Punjab-based Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee and others towards their peaceable battle.
“The Union authorities has been severely shaken by this peasant agitation. Due to this fact, a unclean conspiracy was hatched with Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) and others towards the peaceable battle of different farmer organisations, who had arrange their very own separate protest website after 15 days of starting of this farmers’ agitation. They weren’t a part of the organisations which collectively undertook the battle,” the assertion mentioned.
The SKM leaders additionally mentioned that after they introduced Kisan Parade on January 26, anti-social parts like Deep Sidhu and others, together with KMSC, tried to torpedo the farmers’ agitation. The union leaders appealed to the farmers to remain on the protest venues and proceed a peaceable battle after some farmers returned to Punjab. The farmers’ organisations resolved to proceed this agitation, in keeping with the assertion issued earlier than a common physique assembly of 40 unions.
Appeared unrepentant of the incident, KMSC president Satnam Singh Pannu mentioned, “We had declared on the outset that we’d take the Outer Ring Highway. Even the SKM had additionally mentioned so, nevertheless it backed out later. We broke barricades solely when the police stopped us.”
In the meantime, the Delhi Police has registered an FIR towards farmer chief Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of BKU (Tikait), and others in reference to the violence within the nationwide capital through the tractor rally. Police has detained 200 individuals and have registered about 25 FIRs thus far, in reference to the violence that left over 394 policemen injured, mentioned SN Shrivastav, commissioner of Delhi Police. Other than Tikait, many different leaders are additionally named within the FIRs. Any FIR towards any farmer chief is FIR towards farmers of the nation, PTI reviews, quoting Tikait.
The Congress raised objection over the registration of FIR towards farm leaders and criticised the federal government for letting out the perpetrators of violence. Claiming that Deep Sidhu is but to be booked, Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday demanded residence minister Amit Shah’s resignation. He mentioned it was failure of Shah for the second time in Delhi after the February 2020 riots as this time “miscreants had been allowed to enter the protected Pink Fort”.