Punjab Farmers Take Out Protest March To Parliament
NEW DELHI – Thousands of farmers from Punjab on Thursday took out a protest march to Parliament here, demanding to stop the import of food crops, especially wheat, which are being sufficiently produced by farmers.
The protest is being held under the aegis of Bharti Kisan Union Ekta (Dakaunda), Azad Kisan Sangharash Committee and Krantikari Kisan Union.
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A charter of demands will be handed over to PM Narendra Modi and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.
The farmers are demanding an immediate stop to the import of foodgrains, especially wheat; implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations; and farm debt waiver.