India, June 18 -- MEERUT Leaders and supporters of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Asli) will intensify the ongoing farmers' movement in Uttar Pradesh through their Mission 1000 villages' 'to develop it on the lines of Punjab and Haryana.

'Mission 1000 villages' means reaching out to people in 1000 villages of west UP and associating them with the farmers' stir, as per farmer leader Harpal Singh Bilari who leads the BKU (Asli).

Bilari worked with stalwart farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait since the beginning of the BKU's movement in 1987. He was among the four farmer leaders who were booked under NSA in 1997 after they carried out a 110-day movement which resulted in the death of five farmers in police firing. He formed his own organisation BK...