Farmers’ Protest: ‘6 months' supplies, diesel in trollies’, farmers all set for extensive haul

Despite the fortified measures at Delhi's borders and restrictions imposed by authorities, including barricades and bans on public gatherings, the farmers press on, undeterred by logistical challenges and traffic disruptions.

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As thousands of farmers continue their march towards Delhi, they assert their preparedness for a prolonged demonstration, equipped with essential supplies such as ration and diesel to sustain their protest for months. Despite facing sealed borders preventing their entry into the national capital, these determined farmers remain resolute in their quest to have their demands met.

The ongoing protest stems from a series of grievances, prominently including the demand for a minimum support price (MSP) for their crops, echoing the sentiments of the 2020 farmers' protest where they camped at border points for 13 months. Undeterred by challenges, the farmers assert that their patience and resolve remain unwavering until their demands are addressed.

Harbhajan Singh, a farmer from Punjab's Gurdaspur, illustrates the steadfastness of the protestors, emphasizing their comprehensive preparation for an extended protest. Pulling two trollies laden with supplies, including tools for sustenance and resilience, Singh affirms their commitment to endure until justice prevails.

Recalling their persistence during the previous protest, Singh underscores their determination to persist until all demands are fulfilled, expressing disappointment over unmet promises from the government. With memories of unfulfilled assurances from the past, the farmers vow to stand firm until their grievances are redressed.

The latest march commenced from Fatehgarh Sahib after unsuccessful negotiations in Chandigarh, highlighting the farmers' unwavering stance in pursuit of their rights. While some agreements have been reached, including repealing the Electricity Act 2020 and addressing compensation and legal issues, key demands such as MSP guarantee, farmer loan waivers, and Swaminathan Commission recommendations remain unresolved.

Despite the fortified measures at Delhi's borders and restrictions imposed by authorities, including barricades and bans on public gatherings, the farmers press on, undeterred by logistical challenges and traffic disruptions. Their resilience and determination serve as a testament to their unwavering commitment to bring about substantive change in agricultural policies and ensure the welfare of farmers across the nation.