Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait announced that farmers' union will be holding two rallies to strengthen their movement. Tikait also announced a tractor rally for July 9, which is scheduled to reach Singhu border on July 10. Farmers from Shamli and Bhagpat in Uttar Pradesh will be a part of the rally.
"In today's meeting, we have decided to strengthen our movement. We have decided to hold two more rallies; a tractor rally will be held on July 9 in which people from Shamli & Bhagpat will be present, it will reach Singhu border on July 10", Tikait said.
Tikait further said that another rally will be held on July 24 from Bijnor and will reach Ghazipur on July 25.
"Another rally will be held on July 24, people from Bijnor and Meerut will be present in it. On the night of July 24th, they will halt at Meerut toll and on 25th July the rally will reach here (Delhi-Ghazipur), Rakesh Tikait was quoted by ANI.
Earlier, at the end of May protesting farmers in and around Delhi had observed a black day to commemorate six months of the protests. Visuals from May 26 had shown men and women waving black flags amid heavy security deployment. Photos shared by the Kisan Ekta Morcha also showed farmers from various parts of the country sporting black bands and scarves even as they went about their daily lives.
Farmers have been protesting all over the country against the newly implemented farm laws, which completed seven months on Saturday. In the national capital, Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri-the three borders, farmers have been camping since last year.