Rakesh Tikait to resume protest at Jantar Mantar

Rakesh Tikait to resume protest at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi: Amid tight security, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait to resume protest against three farm laws on Thursday at Jantar Mantar, 50 metres away from Parliament.

At the outset, Rakesh Tikait left for the Singhu border and later will head towards Jantar Mantar.

Rakesh Tikait said, "I, along with eight others (protesting farmers) will leave for the Singhu border, and then will go to Jantar Mantar. We will hold 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar. We will monitor Parliament proceedings".

Security has been beefed up at Jantar Mantar to tackle situations like January 26 Red Fort violence.

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Farmers have been permitted to protest with the condition that their numbers won't exceed 200 between 11 am-5 pm daily. Also, protestors have assured in writing that they would remain peaceful.

In November 2020, Bharatiya Kisan Union joined the 20-21 farmers’ protest against the Farm bill by the Centre.

The union was demanding the declaration of Minimum Support Price (MSP) as a legal right, excluding farmers from the law to curb pollution to allow burning of stubble and removal of the farm bills.

After violence broke out in the National Capital on January 26 2021, Delhi Police filed an FIR against Rakesh Tikait and a few other farmer leaders for their alleged role in inciting violence and breach of the NOC issued by Delhi Police.