Bhim Army joins farmers’ protest, Chandrasekhar to visit farmers at Burari ground
Bhim Army – an Ambedkarite and Dalit rights organisation, having a strong support base in western Uttar Pradesh, joined the ongoing farm protest on Sunday at Delhi-Ghaziabad border
Bhim Army – an Ambedkarite and Dalit rights organisation, having a strong support base in western Uttar Pradesh, joined the ongoing farmers’ protest on Sunday at Delhi-Ghaziabad border.
Hundreds of Bheem Army activists sat on Dharna under the flyover and shouted slogans against the Modi government.
Farmers’ dharna at Delhi-Ghaziabad is being led by Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU).
Braving cold, thousands of farmers associated with the BKU have been sitting under the flyover at the Delhi UP border.
They were stopped by the Delhi police from reaching Jantar Mantar.
Saying that the Modi government is against farmers, poor and Dalits, Bheem Army activists said they will protest till the new farm laws are repealed.
A Bhim Army activist told NH that the co-founder of the Bheem Army and face of the movement, Chandrasekhar Azad will visit Burari ground and meet farmers on Monday.
“Chandrasekhar will meet farmers on the occasion of Prakash Parv – the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev.” said the activist.
Attacking the Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana and Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh, Azad had earlier said that the BJP governments are scared because they know that the protest is spreading like fire.
“Farmers are not fighting for them but for the next generation…The Bheem Army will provide all kind of support and protection to the farmers,” Azad said in a video message.
He may also go to Singhu border where thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana have protested for four consecutive days.
Thousands of farmers have gathered in Delhi from five directions since November 27, protesting farm laws.
Though the Modi government has designated Burari ground as a protest site, and asked farmers to shift to the ground, farm organisations have rejected the proposal.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (Kadian) president Harmeet Singh Kadian said that the representatives of several farmer organisations had rejected Shah’s proposal for early discussions also.
“We have decided not to shift to the Burari ground in the national capital and stay put at the borders. We came to know that Burari ground is an open jail, not a ground. The farmers want to protest at the Jantar Mantar. We will block Delhi from five entry points. If we are terrorists, the workers and leaders of the ruling party should not consume food and milk produced by us,” said Kadian while addressing the media on Sunday.