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Protesting farmers announce 3-hour nationwide 'chakka jam' on Feb 6

Farmer unions announced a countrywide 'chakka jam' on February 6 when they would block national and state highways for three hours

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Farmer protest, Ghazipur
Farmers during their onging protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

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 here that they will block the roads between 12 pm to 3 pm on February 6.

They also alleged that farmers have been "ignored" in the Union Budget 2021-22, and water and power supply have been curtailed at their protest venues.

The Samkyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions, also alleged that the Twitter accounts of Kisan Ekta Morcha and a user named 'Tractor2Twitter' have been restricted.

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav alleged the action against the Twitter account was taken on the "request of government authorities".

He also claimed that the Union government has "reduced the allocation to agriculture sector" in this budget.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, February 01 2021. 21:19 IST
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