Farmers Protest Against Fuel Price Hike: Protesting against the Centre’s three new agricultural laws, farmers on Thursday protested the recent hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and edible oil, demanding their prices to be halved with immediate effect. Farmers gathered with their vehicles along national and state highways between 10 am and 12 noon in different parts of the country on the call of United Kisan Morcha.
Farmer leader Lakhbir Singh said, “Today farmers protested for two hours against high fuel prices. We want their prices to be halved with immediate effect. The protesters had brought motorcycles, cars, tractors and other vehicles with them and sat on the dharna. ”He said that the protest was peaceful. The price of petrol crossed Rs 100 per liter in Delhi and several other cities on Wednesday, while the price of diesel is Rs 89.59 per liter.
Another farmer leader Avtar Singh Mehma said that the demonstration took place not only on the border of Delhi but on many states and national highways of the country. Farmers gather on the border of Delhi to protest against the new agricultural laws.
Farmers also celebrated ‘Horn Bajao Day’ as a demonstration on Thursday. During this, he blew the horn of his vehicles for five minutes. The farmers behind doing this say that even after continuously opposing the new agricultural laws for the last seven months, the government is not listening to them.
Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) media in-charge Dharmendra Malik said, “All the farmers of the country were called to come with their tractors and vehicles on the main roads and highways and blow horns so that the government takes cognizance of our protest. ”
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