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Farm Laws Stir: Big Showdown Likely in Delhi on Nov 26 as Thousands of Farmers Take to Highways

A big showdown is expected in Delhi and its surrounding areas on November 26 when thousands of farmers and trade union members from various states try to march down to the national capital as part of their indefinite protest against the recent farm laws passed by the Centre. News18 spoke to various farmer union leaders who said given that the administration has refused them permission to stage a protest in Delhi, they will come fully prepared to stay put for a week or may be more wherever they are stopped. This could result in several major highways in and around Delhi getting jammed. “We had asked for permission from the authorities to protest in Jantar Mantar, at Ramlila Maidan but they rejected citing the pandemic. Since they are not giving us an alternative, we have decided to march to Delhi through all the five major highways. We will avoid confrontation with the police. Wherever we are stopped, we will camp there for as long as it takes for the government to listen to our voice,” said Satyawan, the president of a Haryana-based farmers' body, All India Kisan Khet Mazduur Sangathan.........Read more