Delhi Police books five farmers for protesting, raising slogans near Parliament
The protesters were detained and taken to New Delhi police station where they were questioned for several hours.
Five farmers who were protesting and raising slogans near Parliament on July 1, 2021, were detained and taken to Parliament Street Police Station, said Delhi police.
They were released after questioning, police further said.
The protesters were, however, released after the police booked them under Section 65 of The Delhi Police Act.
Following the incident, the police in New Delhi have increased the security in the area.
Farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Enacted in September, the three farm laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove the middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.
The protesting farmers, on the other hand, have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and do away with the "mandi" (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.
Earlier on the completion of seven months of the ongoing protest, farmers on June 26 took out another 'tractor rally' and submitted a memorandum to Governors in all states.
Farmers camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders observed the day as "Save Agriculture, Save Democracy Day" to mark the completion of seven months of their agitation.
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