Angry farmers to protest near parliament today

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Jantar Mantar protest site (image tweeted by @ANI)
Jantar Mantar protest site (image tweeted by @ANI)

New Delhi : Angry farmers against the Central farm laws have been allowed to protest at Jantar Mantar with certain guidelines. The agitation can be held in a group of 200 farmers every day as the Parliament session is in the session.

The Delhi government and police yesterday agreed to let farmers hold the Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar from today till August 9 between 11am and 5pm. The COVID protocols are to be followed strictly during the agitation.

Around 200 farmers coming by buses adamant about taking GT Karnal Road from Singhu border to Parliament; stopped by police escorting them. They have been asked to take alternate routes.

Protesters to follow Parliamentary norms, with a speaker, a deputy speaker, a tea break etc. "We will show how to hold Parliament," political activist Yogendra Yadav has said.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi and other Congress MPs will be protesting near Gandhi Statue in Parliament House Complex against farm laws. "Won't let House function today," says party leader Manish Tiwari.

Participants in farmer protest will carry ID cards. "What do we have to do with hooliganism? Are we miscreants?" Bharatiya Kisan Union Leader Rakesh Tikait said when asked about the Republic Day violence.