From the Express Chakka Jam ‘on the KMP Expressway to covering all the borders to Tractor Rally to several tweets and internet buzz all over the world and now to celebrating International Women’s Day, Farmers Protest to mark 100 days of Protest at Singhu Border on March 6th, Farmers line up activities.

The farmers’ protest against the three new farm laws has completed a mark of 100 days on Saturday. The three borders of Delhi namely Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur have been the main locus of the protest. The farmers from all across the country had come and settled to protest against the Centre until the laws are taken down in these said areas.

In order to mark the 100th day of this landmark protest, protesting farmers’ unions decided to behold March 6 as the ‘Black Day’. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha called for the blocking of the Kundli–Manesar–Palwal expressway, also known as the western peripheral for about five hours between 11 am and 4 pm.

Even after several rounds of talks between the farmers’ representatives and the government, protesters standstill. No conclusion or a middle ground has come out of the talks. The farmers and the government both are adamant on their demand of withdrawing/amending the three controversial laws.

In this protest women have also played an important role, they have also been a part of the movement since the very beginning. On reaching the 100th day, the women protesters came in large numbers to continue to protest by taking part in blocking the KMP expressway.

As per PTI reports, Kavitha Kuruganti of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, said that the farmers’ protest has “emphasised upon the identity of women farmers”. “Women farmers have been able to proclaim themselves and make their presence and participation felt.”

In order to observe the “Black Day”, Farmers have also blocked the eastern peripheral expressway in Ghaziabad. Since long, the farmers have been concerned that the laws will snatch the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system as well as the ‘mandi’ system. Of all the demands, one of the utmost important is the legal guarantee of MSP.

Protesting farmers are marching on the KMP expressway with the flag of the farmers’ unions to point out their distress against the laws.

Rakesh Tikait, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union on Friday pointed that the government is introducing the laws for the benefits of the corporate friends that the government has made. He also said that the government is working as mere puppets in the hands of businessmen. He also highlighted that the godowns of big corporates/ private players were built first and the laws came after.

“The government is working as a mere puppet in the hands of big industrialists, the government is doing what the traders are asking from them. Godowns were built first, and the laws were made later,” Tikait’s tweet, in Hindi, read.

The farmers from all over India, specifically from the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been protesting against laws passed by Parliament last year. The laws which are the center of this protest are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.