Farmers’ protest: Agitating farmers block key routes leading to Delhi, representatives meet Union leaders
Dec 5, 2020, 6:10 PM IST
The fifth round of talks between the farmer union leaders and the government began at around 2 pm on Friday and is underway.
Seeking to break the deadlock over protests against new farm laws, the government on Saturday told representatives of agitating farmers that they are ready to address all their concerns with an open mind, sources said.
The protesting farmers, who have already blocked many key routes leading to Delhi from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, on Friday threatened to intensify their agitation and block more roads if the government did not accept their demand.
The farmers are demonstrating against The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act.