Delhi Jaipur Highway unblocked as farmers end agitation

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Delhi Jaipur Highway unblocked as farmers end agitation (Image: Pixabay)
Delhi Jaipur Highway unblocked as farmers end agitation (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : A day after farmers announced of ending their 15-month-long protest, Delhi-Jaipur highway has been unblocked allowing commuters to use the road with an ease.

The Jaipur-Delhi highway was partially blocked at Shahjahanpur on the Rajasthan-Haryana border. Farmers, who had been sitting on roads for months, will return to their respective villages, said vice president of Kisan Sabha and former CPI (M) MLA Amra Ram. 

One side of the highway was completely blocked due to the agitation since October 2020.

The farmers who have been protesting at the border will go back to their homes as the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday announced the suspension of its 15-month long agitation, which was called off after government agreed to most of the demands in writing.

The farmer leaders have said that they will meet again on January 15 to check how government is proceeding on the agreed demands.

"This is not the end as the movement is just suspended. we have decided to meet again on January 15," SKM core committee member Balbir Singh Rajewal said at a press conference.

Farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, started protesting at Delhi border points — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — on November 26 last year against the three contentious farm laws. The laws were repealed by Parliament on November 29, but farmers continued their protest over their pending demands.