In the Delhi Chalo march, the farmers protesting against the farm bills were allowed in Delhi and were assigned a ground in Burari for their silent protest.
However, due to their volatile and non-cooperative behaviour with the police officials and disrupting the order and harmony of the place, they were taken into custody. Including chief of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and some farmers involved in the protest.
About four hundred farmers from Punjab and Haryana are involved in the demonstration in the Burari ground, the place was assigned to them by the Delhi Police for the protest. Additionally, many farmers have continued to protest in the state border of Singhu and Tikri.
Soon after they were assigned the ground in Burari, farmer unions such as the BKU are not willing to move their protest to the ground and have asked for permission to advance their demonstration in the Jantar Mantar as the ‘ground is too small to accommodate thousands of the farmers’.
Slogans such as ‘Inquilab Zindabad’, ‘Dharti Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Hum Honge Kaamyab’ could be heard from the ground in Burari where the leaders of the farmer unions gave speeches and motivated the fellow farmers.
A group of 200 farmers were seen at the Ghazipur border of Uttar Pradesh in the Delhi Chalo march. However, they have properly parked their vehicles in the designated place to avoid causing any inconvenience as they are stopped by the police.
The president of the BKU has said that they have decided not to protest in Burari and will have a meeting to decide their next action. They have demanded that the government give them the permission to protest in Jantar Mantar as “they will not go to Burari ground at any cost.”
More than a lakh farmers including women are reportedly coming to the national capital in tractors, buses and other vehicles to join the protest. The farmers have also stated that they have enough food to survive for months and have no plan to return to their native places until the centre listen to their queries with the farm laws. They have brought clothes, food, utensils and other basic necessities including blankets and quilts to endure the biting cold winter.
The Home Minister, Amit Shah had told the reporters that the government will listen to the farmers and try to resolve the issue. They have also invited the agricultural minister, Tomar on December 3 for the meeting with the farmers. Since they are living in trolleys and tractors on the highway, the central government had asked the Delhi police to shift them to a big ground. They have also asked them to move to the designated place if they are ready for the discussion before December 3.