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Independence Day 2021: Farmers to Hold 'Tiranga Rallies' Today

Shikha Parewa
Shikha Parewa
Farmers Protest
Farmers Protest

Farmers protesting against the controversial farm laws will celebrate the 75th Independence Day as "Kisan Mazdoor Azaadi Sangram Diwas". Samyukt Kisan Morcha  has made a national appeal in this regard and informed that farmers across the nation will mark the day with "Tiranga rallies" at block as well as tehsil levels. However, they do not plan to enter the National Capital for a mass demonstration.

"On August 15, Samyukt Kisan Morcha has given a call for all constituents to mark the day as Kisan Mazdoor Azaadi Sangram Diwas, with Tiranga marches to be organised on that day," said Kavitha Kuruganti of AIKSCC (All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee) quoted by PTI News Agency.

Further he said, "On that day, tractors, motorcycles, cycles, and carts will be taken out in Tiranga marches by farmers and workers to block, tehsil, district headquarters or to their nearest Kisan morchas or dharnas. These marches will be taken out with the national flag on the vehicles”.

The news agency quoted another farmer leader Abhimanyu Kohar as saying that rally will be held across the country from 11 am to 1 pm. Tri-color marches and programes will be held throughout the day at the Delhi borders including Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur.

Jagmohan Singh, a farmer leader said, "At Singhu, farmers will march for about eight kms from the main stage at the protest site till the KMP expressway, with the tricolour, and the flags of their respective farm unions on their vehicles”.

The farmer leaders emphasized that the Tiranga rally on August 15 will be “peaceful” and the protesters will stay away from Delhi. Kohar said, "Marches will be taken out across the country, but at tehsil and block levels. They will be peaceful, and we have clarified repeatedly that we have no plans of entering Delhi”.

Jagmohan Singh said that Tiranga march on Independence Day would emphasize farmers’ demand for the abolition of three controversial laws. Further he said, "Through this rally, we want to stress on our demands that we have been fighting for all this time. The speakers at the borders on August 15 will talk about the three laws and why they must be repealed. The rally is also to show how the government is not going on back foot and meeting the farmers' demands”.

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