At the borders of Delhi, farmers are camping to protest against the Centre’s new farm Bills. The police is not letting them enter the city, and insisting that they go to Burari, to a designated protest site. Farmers’ unions, however, believe that Burari will be like an “open jail”.
Despite the cold and risks of coronavirus, farmers say their protest will go on until the government agrees to repeal the laws, which they see as a serious risk to their livelihood. Instead, they want the minimum support price system strengthened.