In Western UP farmers are angry against unpaid cane dues, stagnant prices and increase in input costs is now finding expression in the fight against “kaale kanoon”. They’ve decided to start a tractor rally on 26th January, Republic day. All tractors would bear national flag and farmer organisation flag only and no political party flag would be allowed during the tractor parade. Farmer leaders maintained that the tractor parade will be peaceful. More than Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting at various border points of Delhi for months now, demanding repeal of the three laws — the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde had issued a notice on the application of Delhi Police on January 12 and sought response of the farmers’ unions appearing before the Court.
The Supreme Court will take up the application of the Delhi Police who is seeking injunction against farmers’ unions from causing any disruption to the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital of India.