Farmers’ protest: Three metro stations remain shut as farmers march to Delhi
The Delhi Metro will keep shut three stations on its Yellow Line for four hours on Saturday in view of the farmers' protest march, the DMRC has said.
Marking seven months of their agitation at Delhi’s borders against the farm laws passed by the Centre, farmers have decided to march towards the national capital on Saturday.
As such, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has restricted movement at some of their stations.
"As advised by Delhi Police, in view of security reasons, three Metro stations of Yellow Line namely, Vishwavidyalaya, Civil Lines and Vidhan Sabha will remain closed for public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm tomorrow i.e, 26.06.2021 (Saturday)," the metro authority tweeted on Friday.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 40 farmers' unions, has decided to stage demonstrations outside Raj Bhawans across the country on 26 June to mark seven months since they started protesting against the Centre's three farm laws on the Delhi borders.
The farmers said they will observe the day as "Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas".
"26 June 1975, was a black day in India's history as on this day the government had announced the Emergency. The present situation is not far from that. It is like an undeclared emergency," Inderjit Singh, vice president of All India Kisan Sabha in Haryana, had earlier said.
"Our agitation against the Centre's three farm laws completes seven months on 26 June. We will observe the day as Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas. We will protest outside Raj Bhawans across the country," he added.
According to the farmer unions, thousands from Saharanpur and Sisauli have reached the Ghazipur Gate led by BKU chief Rakesh Tikait. Farmers were also seen on tractors, ready for Saturday’s rally.
A protest march is also being taken out in Massachusetts, USA, in solidarity with the farmers agitating in India.
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