The leaders of all major farmers' unions in India have issued the call for a day-long nationwide hunger strike among the members of the community on Monday. The hunger strike, which officially began at 9:00 a.m. (local time), will last until 5:00 p.m.
Netizens closely following the situation have also been sharing visuals and opinions on the hunger strike.
Delhi: Farmers' leaders sit on hunger strike at Tikri border as their protest against Centre's farm laws enters 19th day.— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2020
"Centre is being stubborn about our demands. This is an attempt to wake them up," says Balkaran Singh Brar, Working President, All India Kisan Sabha, Punjab pic.twitter.com/KY7mgGwJiT
Farmers on a hunger strike at the Singhu border . pic.twitter.com/QuVjZ6S592— Ravinder Kapur (@RavinderKapur2) December 14, 2020
Farmer leaders to observe 9-hour hunger strike tomorrow— Shweta Chhabra (@shwetachhabra13) December 13, 2020
I will be holding a one-day fast on Monday in support of the protesting farmers. pic.twitter.com/XlMB3oiEx2
Farmer Leaders To Go On Hunger Strike Tomorrow Against Farm Laws— kultaran Singh Padhiana (@KPadhiana) December 13, 2020
The hunger strike between 8 am to 5 pm on Monday is part of the farmers' plan to intensify their agitation from December 14.#Fast4Farmers pic.twitter.com/gTdnSjcjVD
As protests against the gov's new agricultural laws escalate, will hold a day-long hunger strike today & hold demonstrations across the country. Farmers have said the protests will continue till the new farm laws are scrapped.#नरेंद्र_तोमर_इस्तीफा_दो pic.twitter.com/6b7SbOpGa3— Rakesh (@Rakesh00285014) December 14, 2020
Over the chilly, rainy weekend, the farmers jammed the Delhi-Jaipur highway in a sign of protest.
Aiming to spread awareness about the laws, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to organise 700 press conferences and "Chaupals" (mass gatherings) in all the districts of India to dispel the confusion among farmers.
The farmers, who have been protesting in Delhi and on the outskirts of the city since 26 November, are adamantly demanding a complete rollback of the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
The laws were passed during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament in September. As of now, 11 protesters have died, including in road accidents, in Delhi.