The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has organised a mega mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait on Saturday said the 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' to be held in Muzaffarnagar is going to be historic. The 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' in Muzaffarnagar was announced by BKU national president Naresh Tikait on August 30.
Taking to Twitter, the Rakesh Tikait has called upon the masses to be a part of the mega mahapanchayat on September 5.
The venue for the "mahapanchayat" that would be held under the banner of "Kisan Morcha" would be the government college compound, the BKU said on Friday, adding that farmers from across the country, including Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra and the southern states, will take part in the event.
The district administration has stepped up the security measures in view of the event, officials said.
"Appropriate arrangements have been made in view of the Kisan Mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar tomorrow to ensure that no law & order problem arises," DGP Mukul Goel said
"There is a possibility of farmers from neighbouring states Haryana, Punjab and Uttarakhand also attending the gathering," he said.
7 arrested at farmers' protest in Noida
Meanwhile, seven people who were part of a farmers' protest were arrested and over 60 briefly detained in Noida for allegedly violating restrictions imposed under CrPC section 144 on Friday, police said, even as Congress workers alleged “illegal detention” of their colleagues.
Congress workers also staged a protest at the city magistrate's office in the morning, demanding the release of their leaders, including Anil Yadav, state youth wing president Omvir Yadav and party's farmer wing president Gautam Awana.
The Congress workers and leaders have been part of an ongoing farmers' protest in Noida under which villagers have been demanding resolution of their various demands, including increased compensation against their land acquired by the local authority.
“Seven people were arrested today and sent to jail after they were found to be violating the restrictions placed under CrPC section 144. These seven people were repeat offenders. Another 65 people were briefly detained,” a senior police officer said.