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Farmers' protest LIVE updates: 'Will block the roads between 12 pm to 3 pm on February 6', said Union farm leaders

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Farmers' protest LIVE updates Day 68: Farmer unions Monday announced a countrywide 'chakka jam' on February 6 when they would block and state highways for three hours in protest against the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities, and other issues.

Union leaders told a press conference at the Singhu Border that they will block the roads between 12 pm to 3 pm on February 6.

Farmers for over two months now, are demanding a rollback of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

The government has offered some concessions including keeping the new farm laws on hold for 1-1.5 years and the Supreme Court has set up a panel to look into the matter while keeping the contentious legislation in abeyance for two months.

However, the agitating farmer unions have rejected both and intensified their stir.


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First Published: Mon, February 01 2021. 09:50 IST