Youth Congress members detained during protest march towards Parliament over farm Bills

Srinivas and other IYC leaders were detained by the police when they tried to get past a barricade

Youth Congress members detained during protest march towards Parliament over farm Bills

The Indian Youth Congress activists shout slogans during their Parliament gherao protest against Central Government’s farm Bills, in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

New Delhi, September 22

Some youth Congress members were detained by the police on Tuesday when they were trying to march towards the Parliament building in protest against the recently passed farm Bills.

Speaking during the protest march, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Srinivas BV said these Bills would make farmers dependent on corporate houses and were also against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of an ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat’ (a self-reliant India).

The IYC activists shout slogans during their Parliament gherao protest against Central Government’s farm Bills, in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

The IYC activists shout slogans during their Parliament gherao protest against Central Government’s farm Bills, in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

“The Prime Minister talks about ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat’ but the farm Bills of his government will make the farmers dependent on corporate houses of Ambanis and Adanis,” he said.

The protest march started from the Indian Youth Congress headquarters on Raisina Road and was stopped near Shastri Bhawan on RP Road, IYC media in-charge Rahul Rao said.

Police detain IYC activists during their Parliament gherao protest against farm Bills, in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Srinivas and other IYC leaders were detained by the police when they tried to get past a barricade, Rao said.

Some of those detained had been taken to Mandir Marg police station, he said.

Police detain IYC activists during their Parliament gherao protest against farm Bills, in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the Farmers’ and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, amid a vociferous protest by Opposition parties. PTI

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