The farmers’ protest against the new farm laws went on peacefully for two months but on January 26th, on the eve of republic day, they were raged on extremism that led to the police-farmers violent fiasco. They ran tractors during the rally which could have harmed policemen. Also, many farmers and some police personnel were hurt during the protest. A total of 22 FIRs have been lodged against them. They are accused of breaching 37 rules and it led to violence that we never wished for!
Tractor rally no sign of peaceful protests
The agitated farmers who protested peacefully for over two months are seen to be raged dramatically and do tractors rally on the eve of republic day in the red fort area. Though some part of the society justifies it saying that they have shown much patience and now it is time to show their rage to wake up the government, a major part of the society says it is unacceptable as the policemen have done nothing to face such violence against them. They are only doing their duties and thus, no such violence against them is commendable.
Death, injury, FIRs, metro service disruptions- the aftermath of the protest is scary
By far one death of a protesting farmer, 22 FIRs against them, metro service disruption at major busy stations of the capital like Connaught place, Jama masjid, Lal Quila, etc., and several other casualties have been reported in the republic day violence between the farmers and the policemen. Security has been tightened at borders and the red fort area after Tuesday’s violent act.
When will this end?
Till now, the framers have done almost 150 negotiations with the central government with no proper solution to their problem. This made the farmers angry on republic day. A protesting farmer said, “We came here to deliver a message to the Modi government, our job is done. We will go back now.” Another farmer said, “We managed to reach the Fort even though they tried to stop us. We will not stop till we reach our goal — the repeal of the three farm laws”. Reports are that a high-level meeting is going on at the residence of the union home minister Amit Shah where the Delhi police commissioner and the home secretary are in attendance to brief about the situation at the farmer’s protest. Hope a mutual solution comes out soon!
The PolicyTimes suggestion
- The farmers are the heart and soul of a country. If they are agitated, the entire country would suffer including the political leaders. So, the government must take affirmative decisions to control the situation and take decisions which shall benefit both the farmers and the common people.
- The farmers, on the other hand, must not take any such step that would lead to such violence. They must maintain the protest peacefully and that would definitely draw the attention of the government soon.