Farmers Protest LIVE UPDATES: Will hold our own Parliament sessions at Jantar Mantar, says Rakesh Tikait

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New Delhi: Amid the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, farmers will hold a protest at Jantar Mantar on Thursday, demanding the scrapping of new agricultural laws.

Delhi Police on Wednesday permitted farmers to hold a demonstration at Jantar Mantar demanding the scrapping of agricultural laws, after they took an undertaking from them that the farmers would not march towards Parliament which is currently in session.

Security has been tightened at the Singhu border where farmers will gather today from different protest sites and head towards Jantar Mantar.

Farmers have been permitted to protest at Jantar Mantar with limited numbers not exceeding 200 persons for Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and six persons for Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) from 11 am upto 5 pm daily.

The Delhi government has also granted permission to farmers to hold protest, subject to following all COVID protocols.

Only those farmers who have ID cards will be permitted at the protest site and at the end of the day around 5 pm, Police will escort the farmers on the buses as they return to the Singhu border.

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While the Monsoon Session of Parliament is on, the farmers’ protest led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait is going to take place against the Centre’s new farm laws just at a short distance away. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday said that the farmers will hold their own parliament sessions at Jantar Mantar.

While speaking to ANI, Rakesh Tikait said, “Parliament is just 150 metres away from Jantar Mantar. We will hold our own Parliament sessions there. On being asked about arrangements to tackle situations like January 26 Red Fort violence Tikait said, “What do we have to do with hooliganism? Are we miscreants?”

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