Police lathi-charged the farmers protesting in Patna

Patna: Farmers across the country are sitting on a protest around the capital against the 3 agricultural laws of the central government. The impact of Delhi’s peasant movement is now visible across India. Farmers are becoming part of this movement everywhere. Now its effect is also visible in Bihar.

Farmers from different districts of the state marched towards the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, demanding the repeal of the new agricultural laws. Members of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee and other left organizations organized the Raj Bhavan march. Police tried to stop the farmers, but the farmers did not stop. Due to this, the police had to lathi-charge. Dozens of farmers were injured by lathi-charge by the police.

Ignoring the bitter cold, thousands of farmers of Bihar took to the streets in Patna on Tuesday to participate in the demonstration. They staged a protest at Raj Bhavan (Governor’s House) and recently demanded the repeal of three agricultural laws. It was the first time that thousands of farmers in Bihar staged a massive protest in Patna, as farmers launched protests on the Delhi borders against agricultural laws passed by Parliament in September.

The peasants took out a protest march under the leadership of leftist parties, the peasant body All India Kisan Sangharsh Samiti and Samyukta Kishan Sangharsh Morcha. The majority of the 16 Left party MLAs participated in the Raj Bhavan march in Bihar.

Soon after the protest march started from Gandhi Maidan in Patna, the police tried to stop them near the post bungalow check using barricades. When the protesting farmers started moving forcefully from there, the police charged them with sticks.

Police sources said that earlier, there were clashes between protesters, police, and administrative officials at Gandhi Maidan at the venue of the rally as protesters objected to entry through only one gate on the grounds. Sources said the ban was imposed to avoid situations like stampede but the protesters alleged that it was an attempt to suppress their voice.