Akali Dal takes out protest march against farm laws in Delhi
New Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) took out a protest march from Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to the Parliament building on the completion of one year of the Centre's three farm laws on Friday. The protest coincided with the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing the workers, Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, said, "A number of farmers have died and many are still sitting at the state borders but this government (Centre) is indifferent. We will continue our fight until the three farm laws are repealed".
Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that Delhi Police has detained Akali Dal workers reaching Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib. She, said in a tweet, "Strongly condemn Delhi police for sealing entry points to national capital and detaining Akali Dal workers reaching Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib. Receiving phone calls & videos telling how Police trying to foil protest march to Parl against 3 Farm Laws. It's an undeclared EMERGENCY!"
The vehicular movement affected at Jhandewalan-Panchkuian road ahead of a protest led by Shiromani Akali Dal in the national capital, reported news agency ANI reported.
Deepak Yadav, DCP, New Delhi district, "Few people have gathered here for protest which is being organised by Shiromani Akali Dal. We are in talks with their leaders and have clearly informed that there is no permission to hold a protest".
To mark the completion of one year of continuing protests against three farm laws , a protest march was organised on Friday at 9.30 am from Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to the Parliament building.
The three farm laws that were passed last year include the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.