Kisan Morcha suspects conspiracy behind protest in Delhi

New Delhi:  Smelling a conspiracy behind the massive protests on Republic day, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday said that the Union Government has been severely shaken by the peasants’ agitation.
“A dirty conspiracy was hatched with Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee & others against the peaceful struggle of other farmer organizations, who had set up their own separate protest site after 15 days of beginning of this farmers’ agitation. They were not part of the organisations which jointly undertook the struggle,” the farmers body said in a statement.
The statement came after the farmer organisations held a meeting under chairmanship of Balbir Singh Rajewal. “Sincere appreciation was conveyed to struggling farmers for extending an unprecedented response to Kisan Republic Day Parade,” it said.
Republic Day celebration in the National Capital was marred by violence as thousands of farmers protesting against agriculture reforms breached the security cordon at the borders and clashed with police in an failed attempt to reach historic Rajpath for their tractor parade.
At least one person died while scores were injured.
However, hundreds of protestors managed to enter the Red Fort breaching police security and planted a religious and farm union flag on the pole where Tri-Colour is hoisted on Independence Day. The flag was later removed and the area cleared by the police.
The violence began at Singhu and Tikri border, when the protestors, who were massed in thousands, broke the police barricades before the scheduled time, to take out the tractor parade.

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