In a major development, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait announced on Thursday that farmers across the country are going to be protesting outside all the Raj Bhavans against the three farm laws on June 26, which can be the ‘Save Democracy, Save Farmers Day’ and also the completion of seven months of their agitation.Along with his tweet, he also shared a picture of the upcoming event which read, “Due to the undeclared emergency on the year of emergency, on 26th June, the Raj Bhavan are going to be gheraoed and every one the farmers’ memorandums are going to be submitted to the Hon’ble Governor.” It image also showed a slogan that read, ‘no farmers, no food, no future.’
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Tikait had defended protesting farmers in an alleged assault on Delhi Police personnel at Singhu Border while pressing for the favored belief that the intention of the police and government is to instigate and provoke farmers. Two Special Branch officers were allegedly assaulted by a gaggle of protesting farmers at Singhu Border, informed the Delhi Police. As per officials, Delhi Special Branch officers frequented their rounds for ground analysis at the Narela border after a heightened number of protestors came from Panipat a few of days ago. The agitating farmers are protesting against the Centre’s three laws since November, last year, demanding an entire abrogation. The protests escalated after the agitating farmers broke down barricades and entered Delhi which led to a huge clash between protesters and therefore the police. The farmers then hoisted the SKM flag at the Red Flag on Republic Day. After the violence witnessed on Republic Day, Delhi police sealed the borders of the capital by cementing nails near barricades, deploying additional troops, adding barbed wires, etc at Ghazipur and Tikri borders, blocking complete access to the roads. The protests had cooled down thanks to the devastating second wave of COVID-19.