Farmers' leaders on hunger strike today as protest against new laws intensifies

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The Farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Central govt thus, Farmers started their hunger strike at different borders close to Delhi. The Farmers' leaders s have additionally said that protests will likewise be held in different parts of the country.

We need to awaken the government up. Therefore, 40 farmers leaders of our United Farmers Front will sit on hunger strike today at all borders points between 8 am-5 pm. 25 of them will sit at Singhu borders, 10 at Tikri border and five at UP border ," said Harinder Singh Lakhowal, general secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Union or BKU in Punjab.

The farmers' protest will be held in all district headquarters to press their demand for the cancelation of the new farm laws.

As the protest has been continuing for almost 20 days, with the farmers demanding to cancel the three farm laws passed by Parliament in September. On?Sunday, the fights proceeded across Delhi borders with more farmers joining the stir at Singhu (Haryana border).

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he too will observe a day-long fast today and engaged the central government to shun ego and scrap the legislation.

On Sunday, Delhi-Jaipur was shut for a few hours as farmers from Rajasthan and Haryana began walking towards the national capital. More than 4,000 policemen were on the duty in Gurgaon and Faridabad to stop the march.