Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi

The stage is set for a stormy winter session of Parliament with the BJP determined to block proceedings. The party has said it will move an adjournment motion in both Houses on what it calls the wrong policies of the UPA government on sugarcane price. The din inside Parliament is matched by action outside, with thousands of sugarcane farmers marching towards Parliament house from the Ramlila grounds where they assembled.
Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi
The stage is set for a stormy winter session of Parliament with the BJP determined to block proceedings. The party has said it will move an adjournment motion in both Houses on what it calls the wrong policies of the UPA government on sugarcane price.

The din inside Parliament is matched by action outside, with thousands of sugarcane farmers marching towards Parliament house from the Ramlila grounds where they assembled. (NDTV Photo)
Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi
Coming in huge numbers, many farmers are on their way from Meerut to Delhi. Thousands more from Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand are also on their way. (NDTV Photo)
Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi
The farmers are protesting against the Centre's Fair and Remunerative Pricing system for sugarcane, which is lower than the state prices that the farmers got last year. Around one lakh farmers are expected today at the Jantar Mantar. (NDTV Photo)
Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi
In the words of the protesting farmers:

"Till we don't get the right price for our sugarcane our protest will continue."
Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi
"We should get the right price which we are not getting now. If we don't get it we will cause riots, won't let them be." (NDTV Photo)
Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi
"If the government and mill owners don't agree on giving us the right price we will burn our sugarcane but not sell it." (NDTV Photo)
Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi
With thousands of farmers swarming the roads, traffic is expected to be hit very badly. Jams across central Delhi are expected and will certainly cause traffic to come to a crawl. (NDTV Photo)

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