Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav attends Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar, as part of their protest against Centres three farm reform laws in New Delhi, Thursday, July 22, 2021
Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav attends Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar, as part of their protest against Centres three farm reform laws in New Delhi, Thursday, July 22, 2021
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A group of 200 farmers reached the Jantar Mantar amid multi-layer security on Thursday to launch their agitation against the three Central farms laws in the heart of the national capital. On Wednesday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal gave permission to the Jantar Mantar demonstration on the condition that a maximum of 200 protesters will be allowed till August 9 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

On the first day of the 'Kisan Sansad', the protesting farmers held discussions on the Mandi Act, rollback of the three farm laws, besides demanding that MPs should discuss the farmers' issues during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament.

The Kisan Sansad was divided into three sessions with each having a separate topic.

Here's a look at the pictures from 'Kisan Sansad' protest:

Actress Sonia Mann along with farmers hold placards at Kisan Sansad during a protest against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Thursday.
Actress Sonia Mann along with farmers hold placards at Kisan Sansad during a protest against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Thursday.
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In pics: Farmers protest against three farm laws on day one of Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar
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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait along with farmers attend Kisan Sansad during a protest against the three farm laws amid the Monsoon session of the Parliament, in New Delhi
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait along with farmers attend Kisan Sansad during a protest against the three farm laws amid the Monsoon session of the Parliament, in New Delhi
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Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
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Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
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Actress Sonia Mann along with farmers hold placards at Kisan Sansad during a protest against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Thursday.
Actress Sonia Mann along with farmers hold placards at Kisan Sansad during a protest against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Thursday.
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Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
Ravi Choudhary
Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
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Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
Farmers during Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said, "Today we have issued a whip to all the MPs to raise the issue of farm laws in the Parliament. If they don't raise our issues, the farmers will protest against them in their respective parliamentary constitutes."

He said the farmers have gathered at the Jantar Mantar to run a parallel 'Sansad', because the farm issues are not being discussed in the Parliament.

Several non-BJP MPs, especially from the southern part of the counrtry, came to show their solidarity with the agitating farmers, echoing their demand to repeal the three farm laws.

"We have come here to make our voice more strong. The people of this country are aware of what the farmers have gone through in the past few months," Tikait added.

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