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Latest News: Farmers' Unions will meet Today to discuss over Tomorrow’s 'Chakka Jam'

The farmers' unions rallying against the three Central Farm Laws at the Singhu border today will hold a meeting to decide on the next course of action for the ongoing agitation.

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Farmers protesting

The farmers' unions rallying against the three Central Farm Laws at the Singhu border today will hold a meeting to decide on the next course of action for the ongoing agitation. 

The meeting is scheduled to be held a day before the national 'Chakka Jam' on February 6. 

On Thursday, MPs from 10 opposition parties wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla claiming that the situation at the Ghazipur border was similar to the border between India and Pakistan, and that the situation of farmers is similar to prisoners in jail.  

Police prevented 15 MPs from these parties, including SAD, DMK, NCP and Trinamool Congress, from meeting the protesting farmers at the border of Ghazipur in the morning.  

According to the coordinator for the tour, SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the leaders were not permitted to cross the barricades and enter the protest venue. Several opposition parties urged the government to revoke the three controversial farm laws during a debate in Parliament on Thursday without rendering it a reputation issue and not to consider the agitating farmers as 'enemies'. 

Strict security continued at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, one of the major sites of agitation where thousands of farmers are camping, demanding that the Centre revokes last September's new agri-marketing laws. 'The protesting farmers expressed fear that these laws would pave the way for the abolition of the scheme of minimum support prices (MSP), leaving them at the 'mercy' of major corporations. The government has, however, maintained that the new laws would offer improved opportunities for farmers and incorporate new agricultural technology. 

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