Gurugram, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress party, AAP, CITU, all-India Kisaan Sabha and Anganwari workers joined hands with 360 villages of the Jharsa Khap to stage a protest at Jharsa Chowk and Bilaspur Chowk on National Highway 48 here during the Bharat Bandh on Tuesday, demanding a roll back of the farm laws.
However, hundreds of people including Rajya Sabha MP KK Rajesh, CITU, all-India Kisaan Sabha and Anganwari workers staging a protest in support of farmers at Bilaspur Chowk later on Tuesday have been taken into preventive custody by the police.
Last week, a mahapanchayat of 360 villages was held in Jharsa village where representatives of all the Khaps participated and assured their support to the farmers’ protest.
The protestors said that if the central government does not accept the demands of the farmers, then the entire stretch between Delhi-Gurugram will be sealed.
“We have decided to support the farmers’ movement in solidarity and warned the state government and said that the central government is doing injustice to the farmers. If necessary, they will march across the city and will close the markets on their own,” Chaudhary Mahender Singh Thakran, president of the 360 village khap, said.
Leaders of political parties said that the government must act fast on the farm laws otherwise all supplies to the national capital will be stopped.
“The central government should have also talked with the farmers before implementing the farm laws. The decision was taken at their own level. The farmers had also issued notice to the government about their protest and had raised questions related to the laws but in vain. The government has forcefully imposed its own law on the farmers” said a Congress leader.
The protestors issued a warning to the government, saying that if the talks on December 9 with the government do not yield meaningful results, they will intensify their protests across the district.