Farmers in Karnataka staged demonstrations throughout the state on Friday as a part of a ‘bandh’ name given by a number of outfits to protest the ‘anti-farmer’ insurance policies of the central and state governments. A lot of ryots from numerous components of the state flocked to the state capital to participate within the protests in opposition to the amendments to the Agricultural Produce Advertising and marketing Committee Act and the Karnataka Land Reforms Act.
Modification to APMC Act would enable farmers to promote their produce on to any purchaser exterior APMC or in different APMCs. The agitators blocked highways and staged street rokos in lots of locations affecting the visitors circulate. Terming the amendments as ‘anti-farmer’, they alleged that some individuals in energy introduced them to transform their black
cash into white.
A gaggle of farmers blocked the busy Tumakuru street close to Yashwantpur within the metropolis and engaged in sloganeering in opposition to the latest amendments. Because the police arrived on the spot to clear the blockade, the farmers courted arrest and have been taken away in buses. Demonstrations have been additionally held in different districts, together with Mysuru and Davangere.
In Mangaluru, employees of Congress, different non-BJP events and farmers’ outfits gathered on the Nanthoor circle within the morning and staged the blockade. A lot of police personnel have been deployed at main junctions to avert any chock-a-block. Peasant chief Kuruburu Shanthakumar, who’s amongst these main the agitation, stated all of the highways to Bengaluru shall be blocked.
He stated greater than 34 outfits have come collectively to stage agitations throughout the town. Shanthakumar alleged that the federal government didn’t take the farmers into confidence whereas bringing amendments to the regulation pertaining to the agriculture sector.