Rakesh Tikait farmers protest
Rakesh Tikait

Cases registered against farmer leader Rakesh Tikait in Karnataka .The farmers’ protest against the new agricultural laws is still in full swing even after months. 

The protests of farmers against the new agricultural laws continue. Meanwhile, two cases have been registered in Karnataka against the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President  Rakesh Tikait for his speech in Shivamogga, Karnataka. The cases have been registered in Karnataka’s Shivamogga and Haveri.

Both cases that have been registered against him are for making allegedly inflammatory speeches. Tikait while addressing a gathering of farmers on Saturday, asked the farmers in Karnataka to organise protests in the state along the lines of Delhi. Tikait had also called for the siege of Bengaluru.

Case registered after Rakesh Tikait’s speech in Karnataka

Rakesh Tikait expressed his views on how this time you need to surround Bengaluru from all sides like Delhi and how it will encourage people to come and join the protest. 

“The Prime Minister has said that farmers can sell crops anywhere, so let us take our crop to the offices of the District Collector, SDM and if the police stop us, ask them to buy the crop at MSP,” said the BKU’s president.

Rakesh Tikait case filed in Karnataka
Rakesh Tikait

The government is trying to suppress Rakesh Tikait, the voice of the farmers: H.D. Kumaraswamy

Former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has criticized the state government for registering the case against Tikait.

“The government is trying to suppress the voice of the farmers. Is this really a case of inflammatory speech?,” asked Kumaraswamy. H.D. Kumaraswamy further stated that there was nothing inflammatory about Rakesh Tikait’s statements and It is his constitutional right to speak his mind. 

“Cases against Tikait should be withdrawn,” added the former CM`

Farmers’ Protest had been going on since December

The farmers’ protest had been going on since December of last year, and many farmers’ organizations have been demonstrating on the borders of Delhi demanding the withdrawal of new agricultural laws. The protestors had labelled the new laws as detrimental for the farmers.

On the other hand, the central government is describing the new agricultural laws as beneficial for the farmers. Since January, there have been several rounds of talks between the two side. There have been more than 10 rounds of talks between the farmers’ organizations and the central government, but a solution has yet to be found.

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