Thursday 22 February 2024

Farmer Brijpal attempted self-immolate in Muzaffarnagar

Summary of Farmer Protests in Uttar Pradesh, India:

Muzaffarnagar:

  • Incident: Farmer Brijpal attempted self-immolation due to loan-related issues, sustained minor injuries.
  • Demands: Minimum Support Price guarantee, Swaminathan Commission implementation, withdrawal of police cases, justice for Lakhimpur Kheri victims, higher sugarcane price.
  • Tractor march on Feb 26-27 against atrocities on farmers from Haryana and Punjab.

Ghaziabad:

  • Protest: Farmers held sit-in demanding MSP, inflation control, senior citizen railway fare relaxations, free education.
  • Memorandum: Submitted 15-point demands to administration, addressed to the President of India.

Meerut:

  • Protest: Farmers held tractor march, removed barriers set up by authorities to reach collectorate.
  • BKU spokesperson warns government that if farmers are blocked from Delhi, they will block officials from villages during elections.

Additional Information:

  • City Magistrate Vikash Kashyap assured Brijpal's loan issue will be addressed.
  • Security measures were in place to prevent untoward incidents.

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