New Delhi: The farmers, who have been agitating since a long time in Delhi borders, burnt copies of the centre’s new farm laws during ‘Holika Dahan’ – a ritual observed a day before the festival of Holi, farmers groups said on Sunday, in Punjab.
They also invited the police personnel from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, deployed at the borders, to join the Holi celebrations.
“We will celebrate Holi with the Delhi and UP Police personnel deployed at the border. We will make the necessary arrangements for them and communicate to them asking them to celebrate Holi together,” Tikait said.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha said that it will observe “FCI Bachao Diwas” on April 5, adding that offices of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will be picketed from 11 am to 5 pm across the country.
Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrhana) general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan said the protesting farmers set the copies of three farm legislations on fire at 42 places in 16 districts of the state.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border of Delhi with their main demand of complete repeal of the three farm laws and a legal guarantee for the minimum support price on their crops.