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Video: Farmers’ Protest Jams Haryana Highway, Hundreds Stuck By Night

The protest is being led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU)-Charuni.

New Delhi:

A protest by farmers in Haryana’s Kurukshetra that started Friday morning induced a large visitors jam by the night time on a key nationwide freeway, with a whole lot of protesters blockading the street and a whole lot of autos — vehicles and different long-route autos, principally — caught close to Shahbad. Police had been seen negotiating with the union leaders however the farmers hadn’t budged even by midnight, the time of submitting of this report.

This freeway connects Delhi with Chandigarh — passing via one finish of Haryana to a different — after which additional to Shimla and different components of Himachal Pradesh.

Demanding early buy of paddy for concern of humidity and rain spoiling the grain, the farmers blocked the freeway close to Shahbad city. They mentioned they do not have space for storing, therefore the state authorities ought to advance the date of procurement.

Police making an attempt to persuade farmers to finish the blockade, round 9 pm on Friday.

The protesters, led by Bharatiya Kisan Union-Charuni, additionally mentioned a whole lot of quintals obtained destroyed within the grain markets in Ambala, Kaithal and different districts, resulting from enhance within the “moisture content material”, which can be a measure of the paddy’s high quality earlier than buy.

The official procurement begins from October 1. However there are farmers who sowed the crop early or have used early-maturing varieties.

The federal government hasn’t but given any dedication. 

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