Farmers Unions protesting against the three contentious farm laws have called for a nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’ on February 6.

The farmers unions have informed that they will block all roads, including State and National Highways from 12pm to 3pm on February 6.

The farmers unions have called for the 3-hour ‘Chakka Jam’  in protest against the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities and other issues.

The protesting farmers have also alleged that they have been ‘ignored’ in the Union Budget 2021, and water and power supply have been curtailed at their protest venues.

The call for the nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’ comes a week after the tractor rally by the protesting farmers in Delhi turned ugly, with clashes breaking out between the farmers and the police is many areas of the National Capital.

Also read: Congress leaders meet Home Minister Amit Shah over ‘missing youths’

Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar the Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday, clears all doubts over the contentious issues relating to the farm laws.

On the other hand, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav alleged that the Centre has “reduced the allocation to agriculture sector” in this Budget.

“February 6 protest would also be against harassments faced by journalists who are trying to report the truth from the ground and also the Twitter restrictions,” a farmer leader from Punjab said.

Also read: Nagaland: Gauhati High Court to decide fate of 7 ‘rebel’ NPF MLAs on February 8

Avatar photo

NE NOW NEWS

Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Mail us at: contact@nenow.in