Farmer’s Protest in the Name of Tractor Parade Turned Violent


The screws have been tightened against the protestors who have been in complete disarray in Delhi on Republic Day. In this regard, the Delhi Police has so far registered 25 FIRs in which more than 50 farmer leaders have been named. As soon as the involvement of other farmer leaders and protestors is found in the violence, a case will be registered against them. 19 miscreants have been arrested and 50 people have been taken into custody; they are being questioned. According to police sources, these are the people who were injured during the violence in the tractor parade on Republic Day. The officers of the Delhi Police and Paramilitary Forces met with higher officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs. In the meeting, decisions were taken regarding action to be taken. 

There is a lot of resentment in people due to the violence caused by protesting farmers in the name of tractor parade and that too on the occasion of Republic Day. Protest of the farmers by agitating against agriculturereform laws has been started for two months. People from many villages in Rewari cleared the road from the farmers sitting on the road. Those returning from the tractor parade had to face the anger of people in Karnal. The innocent people who have come in support of the movement from far and wide are now returning home. The crowd on the Sindhu border has started getting lessen, the stoves on the Tikri border have cooled down and on the Ghazipur UP gate, along the National Highway, people are uprooting the tents themselves.

The agitation of the farmers, which has been peaceful for almost 62 days, was engulfed in the shadow of the crisis on 26 January.  The agitation has disintegrated after the events and in Haryana many places have ended demonstrations after mutual agreement with the farmers.  Farmers of Punjab are also returning with their tractors.  In this situation, it has become a big challenge for the farmers organizations to consolidate their scattered movement.  Farmers associations from other states including Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, under the banner of United Kisan Morcha started the movement against agricultural laws from November 27. The peaceful strike of farmers continued on the Haryana-Delhi borders. Now after the violence, the issues on which the peasant movement has arisen, those issues are igniting in the heat of a different ideology.  Farmer leaders are also hurt by this and are shying away from these incidents. Now putting this movement back together again is nothing short of a major challenge from these leaders.  The reason for this is that after the violent incidents, Delhi Police has not only registered an FIR against many farmer leaders but most of the leaders are on the radar of Delhi Police.