Rasta Roko Staged in Maha s Karad and Kolhapur Prithviraj Chavan s Wife and Several Farmers Detained

  • | Saturday | 6th February, 2021

At least 40 protesters including senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan's wife Satvasheela Chavan and farmers were detained by the police for holding the protest on a busy road at Kolhapur Naka in Karad in western Maharashtra this afternoon a police official said. In Kolhapur city also in western Maharashtra Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna leader Raju Shetti led a protest against the farm laws. Shetti and some farmers were detained for staging a rasta roko at Dabholkar Chowk in afternoon. Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh demanding the rollback of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020 the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. However the government has maintained that the laws will ensure better opportunities for farmers and bring in new technologies in agriculture.

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