Farmers Protest: What Will Happen On December 14?


As their agitation at several interstate borders of Delhi with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana continued for the 16th day on Friday, farmer leaders are preparing strategies for the intensification of their protest across the country.

Reports suggest that tens of thousands of more protesters from Haryana and Punjab were set to join the agitating farmers at the Singhu border by Saturday evening.


Farmers are also planning to block railway tracks if their demands are not met by the government. The farmer unions on Thursday said that they will soon announce a date for blocking tracks across the country.


Meanwhile, farmers have called for a nationwide sit-in protest on December 14.

Farmers’ protest: What will happen on December 14?

  • As per All India Kisan Sabha’s Punjab general secretary Major Singh Punawal, the Jaipur-Delhi Expressway will be blocked before December 12
  • Farmers will stage dharnas at deputy commissioner (DC) offices and submit memorandums to authorities across India on December 14.
  • Protests will be held at toll plazas on December 12 and 14. According to Punawal, toll plazas will be made free across the country.
  • Agitators will also get Reliance petrol pumps shut.
  • BJP offices will be gheraoed.

Meanwhile, farmer leader Baldev Singh on Friday reiterated that farmers do not want amendments to farm laws and want them repealed.


“We don’t want amendments to farm laws. These laws are in the interest of big companies and they should be repealed. We are blocking the Delhi-Jaipur road on December 12,” Singh told news agency ANI.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU-Rajewal) president Balbir Singh Rajewal told IANS: “Agriculture and agriculture marketing are state subjects. Hence, these laws are unconstitutional and must be repealed. Acceptance to amendments means accepting laws.”

Notably, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal had yesterday appealed to the farmer leaders to resume their dialogue with the Centre and reach an amicable solution to the issues concerning the new farm legislation.


Source: Times Now