Farmers apologize for inconvenience caused to public amid road blockade

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New Delhi : Some key roads have been blocked since days by the agitating farmers near Delhi border, an umbrella body has apologized to people with folded hands for all the inconvenience caused to the general public due to this, saying that their actions are "out of compulsion".

Sanyukt Kisan Morcha distributed handbills to the commuters of Delhi-Jaipur highway to convey their apology, while reiterate their demand for legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price (MSP).

"Blocking roads, causing inconvenience to the public is not our aim," read their pamphlets. "We are sitting here under a compulsion. Yet we apologise with folded hands if our agitation has caused you any inconvenience."

Most of the farmers from Punjab and Haryana are protesting at several Delhi borders from past 17 days, leading to massive traffic jams on key roads connecting the national capital.

In the pamphlet, the Morcha mentioned that the emergency vehicles like ambulance and with elderly people may contact the volunteers there for urgent help.

"We are farmers. People also call us Anndata (food-providers). The prime minister of the country says he has brought us the historic gift of three laws. We say this is not a gift but a punishment.

"Please keep your gift with yourself. If you want to give us a gift, there should be a legal guarantee of fair price of our crops," read the pamphlets, distributed among people.

The farmers also accused the Centre of "pretending" to be talking to them but not listening to their grievances.

Meanwhile, the government has maintained that the new laws will bring better future for farmers and bring in new technologies in agriculture.