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Kerala farmers join protest site at Ghazipur on Delhi-UP border
New Delhi, March 7, 2021
Crowds swelled at the Ghazipur border on Sunday as scores of farmers from Kerala joined the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members who have stayed put at the protest site demanding repeal of the Centre's new farm laws.
The peasants marked their agitation by playing the "chenda" and taking out a march in traditional style.
Many farmers of north India were seen dancing to the beat of the "chenda".
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait also participated in the celebration.
National Farmers Coordinator, Vincent Philip, who came from Kerala, said: "The farmers in Kerala have got a great opportunity to bring up our issues regarding the pricing of the products."
Rama, who represented the Delhi Malayali Union, reached the site and discussed in detail the three new agricultural laws.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting since late November at Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.