The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday announced that a group of as many as 200 farmers will protest against the three contentious farm laws of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government in front of Parliament every day during the monsoon session, as per a PTI report.
The SKM has also called for a nationwide agitation on July 8 or Monday against the rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders in the country.
The body has asked people to come out and park the vehicles at the state and national highways from 10am to 12pm.
“Whatever vehicle you have, tractor, trolley, car, scooter, just bring it to the nearest state or national highway and park it there. But don’t create a traffic jam,” PTI quoted him as saying, as he also asked to bring the LPG cylinders to the protest.
The farmers across the nation, especially from the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been protesting against the 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 for more than seven months.