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As farmers return to Delhi, here is what they are protesting about

Apart from unemployment, the withdrawal of the Electrical Reform Bill and implementation of the minimum support price (MSP) on commercial crops were among the major demands of the farmers

Around 19 farmers from 13 states had gathered in the capital during the Independence Day weekend for a unique interaction with subject experts and opinion leaders

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BS Web Team New Delhi
Farmers from various states reached Jantar Mantar on Monday to conduct a 'mahapanchayat' over unmet demands and against unemployment. It was organised by Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM). Many farmers were detained, and the Delhi Police increased its security and border checks. This resulted in long pile-ups at the borders of the national capital.

Delhi Police said they had not permitted farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar. Section 144 was imposed in various parts of New Delhi as farmer organisations gathered to organise the 'Rozgar Sansad'.

On Sunday, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait was also detained at the Ghazipur

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First Published: Aug 23 2022 | 1:04 PM IST

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