Indian farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana, and Western Uttar Pradesh, are planning another protest march to Delhi on February 13, nearly two years after their previous protest against three farm laws. The farmers are demanding measures for the financial viability of farming, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price for all crops, better sugar cane prices, a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for farmers above 60, and stronger action in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. They also demand land in Delhi for a memorial for previous protest martyrs. The protest, led by a breakaway faction of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, is expected to involve around 25,000 farmers and 5,000 tractors, with more potentially joining as the protest progresses. In response, police have increased security and sealed borders to deter farmers from entering the capital.
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Farmers Protest 2.0 is in motion. Nearly two years after farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh laid siege to Delhi to protest against three farm laws, farmers are again marching to Delhi on February 13. Expecting another siege of Delhi, the police in Haryana as well as Delhi. have put in place massive security arrangements and sealed borders between Punjab and Haryana and Haryana and Delhi to deter farmers from entering the national capital.Also Read: Section 144 imposed in Delhi ahead of farmers planned February 13 marchUnlike the last time when the main demand was to repeal the farm laws which the government had accepted after nearly two years of protests, this time the farmers are demanding a host of measures from the Central government which they say are required for the financial viability of farming. Who are the protagonists?In the earlier protests, almost all the farmer organizations in Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, numbering more than ...