A farmer union coordinating the farmer protests Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), called off the protests on Tuesday evening and had asked all the farmers to return to their respecting protesting sites.
Today in morning the farmer leaders from SKM in their address have said that the movement will “continue peacefully” after the major clash between the police and the protestors where the farmers broke several barricades and the proposed rules and routes of the rally.
Here are all the statements spoken by farmer leaders in their address, today morning:
“Despite all our efforts, some organisations and individuals have violated the route and indulged in condemnable acts. Anti-social elements had infiltrated the otherwise peaceful movement,” farm unions’ said in a statement.
Yogendra Yadav: “Peace is our strength. If peace is broken, then our strength is broken.”
Kavitha Kuruganti, a farm leader: “The first group that broke the set routes was not part of the Punjab platform, and since yesterday, farmer leaders from Samyukt Kisan Morcha were pleading with them not to do this. We still do not know who all went into the Red Fort.”
SKM leader Darshan Pal: “Undesirable and unacceptable events have taken place today. We dissociate ourselves from those indulging in such acts. It is unfortunate. We have appealed to everybody to return to their bases. Those who stay put in the Capital will have to face the law.”