Wrestlers take their protests to court on Day 18 of the ongoing stir
Wrestlers who have been protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws for the past 18 days have approached the magistrate court. Their protest has entered its 18th day and has gained significant attention and support all over the country. The wrestlers have taken the matter to court to demand the release of their colleagues who were detained by the Haryana Police during a farmers’ agitation on September 10.
– Wrestlers’ protest enters Day 18
– Approach to the magistrate court
– Demand for the release of the detained wrestlers
The protest, which started on September 11, has been gaining momentum and has seen a number of prominent figures extend their support to the cause. According to reports, the wrestlers were heading towards the Singhu border, which has been the epicentre of the farmers’ protest, when they were detained by the police. Many wrestlers, including Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt, have been on an indefinite hunger strike since September 14, demanding the release of their fellow wrestlers.
– Detainments lead to hunger strike
The Centre’s farm laws have been the centre of much controversy and have triggered protests across the country. Farmers’ groups and opposition parties have been demanding that the government repeal the laws, calling them anti-farmer. The laws, which were passed in September 2020 by the Parliament, seek to open up the agricultural sector and allow farmers to sell their produce to buyers outside the mandi system. The government argues that the reforms are aimed at increasing farmers’ income and reducing middlemen’s role in the supply chain.
– People across the country are protesting against the farm laws
However, the farmers claim that the reforms will weaken the mandi system and leave them at the mercy of corporate buyers. They fear that this will lead to a reduction in their bargaining power and cause a decline in crop prices, leaving them with little profit. The government has failed to convince the farmers, who continue to demand a complete rollback of the laws.
– Farmers fear a decline in crop prices under the new laws
Several rounds of talks between the government and the farmers’ representatives have failed to yield any results. The farmers have insisted that the government repeal the laws without any conditions, while the government has refused to do so, citing the need for reforms in the agricultural sector.
– Talks between the government and farmers’ groups remain deadlocked
The government has offered several concessions, including the suspension of the laws for 18 months, but the farmers have rejected these proposals, stating that they want nothing less than a complete repeal of the laws. The ongoing protests have been peaceful for the most part, with occasional instances of violence and clashes with the police.
– Government offers concessions, but farmers want nothing less than a complete repeal
In conclusion, the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s new farm laws has gained widespread support across the country. Wrestlers who have been protesting along with the farmers have approached the magistrate court to demand the release of their colleagues who were detained during a farmers’ agitation. Despite several rounds of talks, the deadlock between the government and farmers’ representatives continues, with the farmers insisting on a complete rollback of the laws.