The Shambhu border. Photo: Vivek Gupta/The Wire

By Kusum Arora

Jalandhar: A day before the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) Non-Political and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM)’s ‘Delhi Chalo’ call, the Union government on Tuesday (March 4) night withheld around 100 X (formerly Twitter) accounts belonging to farmer union leaders and people promoting the farmers’ cause.

At the Shambhu, Khanauri and Dabwali borders between Punjab and Haryana, farmer unions under the leadership of Jagjeet Singh Dallewal from the SKM Non-Political and Sarvan Singh Pandher of the KMM have been protesting against the Modi government demanding legally guaranteed minimum support prices (MSP), justice in the Lakhimpur Kheri case and the waiving of farmers’ loans for over 20 days now.

It is for the third time that the Union government has withheld social media accounts ever since the protest started on February 13.

Earlier too, the government had withheld over a dozen social media accounts belonging to farmer union leaders as well as the official pages of farmer unions and their supporters a day before the Delhi Chalo call on the night of February 12.

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