The stage at an enormous gathering for a farmers’ “Mahapanchayat” or assembly in Haryana’s Jind collapsed this afternoon. Rakesh Tikait, chief of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Arajnaitik) and different farmer leaders, who had been standing on the stage, had been taken down when the stage went crashing down.
A video of the stage collapse confirmed Mr Tikait and others being taken down because the stage crashed simply as he was about to handle the gathering. Individuals who had been sitting on the bottom, listening to the folks on the stage, jumped up in shock.
#WATCH | The stage on which Bharatiya Kisan Union (Arajnaitik) chief Rakesh Tikait & different farmer leaders had been standing, collapses in Jind, Haryana.
A ‘Mahapanchayat’ is underway in Jind. pic.twitter.com/rBwbfo0Mm1
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The “mahapanchayat” has been organised by the Haryana khap, or self-appointed village court docket, the place Rakesh Tikait and several other different leaders of assorted farmer unions had been tackle the gathering.
The farmers are demanding that the federal government cancel three new legal guidelines that they consider will harm their revenue by taking away assured minimal costs and by leaving them weak to corporates. The federal government says the legal guidelines convey lengthy overdue reforms within the agriculture sector, and can enable farmers to promote their produce anyplace within the nation for aggressive costs.