New Delhi, December 20: Farmers will observe a day-long relay hunger strike on Monday at all sites of protest against the Centre's new agri laws and halt toll collection on highways in Haryana from December 25 to 27.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting against the laws for the last over four weeks at various border points of Delhi and demanding that the legislations be repealed. Kisan Diwas 2020 Date And Significance: Here's Why India Observes National Farmers’ Day on Former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh's Birth Anniversary.
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"Farmers will begin a day-long relay hunger strike on Monday at all sites of protest against the new agri laws. It will be started by a team of 11 members at protests sites here," Swaraj India Chief Yogendra Yadav said at a press conference at the Singhu border.
He also urged people demonstrating against the laws across the country to observe a day-long hunger strike at their respective protest sites. Announcing the next move, farmer leader Jagjeet Singh Dalewala said farmers will halt toll collection on highways in Haryana from December 25 to 27.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who was also part of the press conference along with Yadav and Dalewala, said that farmers protesting the new agri laws will celebrate Kisan Diwas on December 23 and "we request people to not cook lunch for a day".
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