Scores of farmers from various districts of western Uttar Pradesh on Friday joined the massive agitation being held by Punjab and Haryana in the national capital Delhi.
They demand that the government must repeal the three farm laws passed by the government early this year. They insist that the “anti-farmers” laws were brought without wider consultation which will dent their prospects.
Farmers in Modinagar, Khurja, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, and other areas came via tractors from the hinterland and sat on highways on the Delhi-UP border resulting in long traffic jams.
“We are waiting for our leaders’ instructions. If they ask, we will move towards Delhi,” farmers said.
A heavy police force was deployed on all roads to prevent them from going to Delhi.
Bhartiya Kisan Union’s head Mahendra Singh Tikait had announced Thursday night that UP farmers will also join the stir.