New Delhi : As the farmers’ protest at the borders of the national capital against Centre’s farm laws on Monday entered its 39th day, a group of Buddhist Monks from Lucknow also joined the farmers’ in their support.
The monks set up camp at the Gazipur (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh) border and have fiercely vowed
not to go back till the farm laws are bent in the protesting farmers’ favour.
“We have left our temples in Lucknow to join the farmers in their protest against the three laws. We have taken an oath not to leave till the farmers get what they are protesting against.” said one of the monks.
The Central government is scheduled to hold the next round of talks with the leaders of farmer unions today. Despite waterlogging caused by rains and the ongoing cold wave across North India, the angry farmers have strongly stated that they would not relent till their demands are fulfilled.
So far, several rounds of talks have been held between the Central government and
the farmer unions. Farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital for over a month 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.