Over 15,000 protesting farmers set to enter Delhi; heavy security deployed

Kashmir Times. Dated: 9/22/2019 12:38:52 AM

NEW DELHI, Sep 21 (Agencies): More than 15,000 farmers, who are protesting under the banner of Bharat Kisan Union (BKU), are slated to enter the national capital on Saturday. Heavy security has been deployed along the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in the wake of the protest march, launched by the farmers on September 17, entering the Capital. The protest march was launched by the farmers on September 17 from Saharanpur in western Uttar Pradesh. The several demands of the farmers include clearance of unpaid dues for their sugarcanes, one-time unconditional loan waiver, cleaning of tributaries of the Ganga in western Uttar Pradesh. The protesters reached Noida on Friday where they met the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. However, the talks were inconclusive as they did not yield any results.
As per the plan, the farmers were slated to start their march from Noida early Saturday morning and reach Kisan Ghat in Delhi at around 9 am.

 

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