Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday warned of blocking the Delhi-Noida border, amid the continuing farm protest. Rakesh Tikait together with different farmer-leaders have been tenting at Ghazipur border close to Delhi for months now, demanding the repeal of new reforms within the agriculture sector.
The BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait stated they’ll block the border (Delhi-Noida border). The committee is but to resolve the date.
Earlier, earlier than January 26 mayhem in Delhi, Chilla Border at Delhi-Noida crossing was blocked by different farmer unions. However, after January 26 violence within the nationwide capital, some farmer leaders ended their protest and vacated the border, taking ethical duty for the violence that happened throughout the tractor march.
Farmers plan to strengthen protest digitally
Apart from intensifying the agitation at Delhi’s borders, farmers at the moment are making an attempt to strengthen the stir in opposition to the Union farm legal guidelines on social media platforms as effectively.
To obtain this, a blueprint has been ready on the Ghazipur border. This is aimed toward strengthening the stir on the social media and to take the message relating to the agitation to the folks.
This plan of the stir going digital was mentioned on Tuesday on the protest website, whereas an inventory has additionally been ready along with the objects required for such work and whether or not outsiders and professionals ought to be entrusted with the duty of going digital was additionally mentioned.
In addition to monitoring by social media managers, video editors, digital content material, an inventory of vital folks for programming, boosting, and many others. has additionally been ready. Apart from this, some technical objects have been additionally mentioned.
Efforts are additionally being made on the border as to what content material ought to be uploaded in order that it may be put throughout to as many individuals as attainable on the proper time and the farmers’ agitation may very well be strengthened additional.
Dharmendra Malik, the media in-charge of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) gave info on making the farmers’ stir vocal on digital platforms, “Lakhs of people reached the protest site and shared their mobile numbers. How does one circulate official information to those who want to connect directly with BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait? Digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube would be used in which a person would be free to use the social media platforms of their choice, and would get all the information about the stir through that medium.”
“Apart from this, it was also discussed in this meeting about how to link the various media platforms at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders,” Malik additional stated.
Will folks be employed for operating the farmers’ agitation digitally? In response to this, Malik says, “All these persons would be hired as volunteers. We do not have the requisite money and we do not accept donations. Whatever protest is going on is run by the people. If the media platform is strengthened, it will be done by the public or sons of farmers.”
Farmers have been protesting in opposition to the varied newly enacted Union farm legal guidelines since 26 November, 2020, at numerous borders of the nationwide Capital.
(With inputs from IANS)