Farmers’ organisations burn effigies of PM, Amit Shah in Amritsar district

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 16

On the call given by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, the farmer organisations burnt effigies of corporate honchos and BJP leaders over the killing of four farmers and a journalist in Lakhimpur Kheri, who were protesting peacefully, at various locations of the district. Effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Ajay Kumar Mishra were burnt at 15 places, including Raiya, Majitha, Ajnala, Attari, Chugawan and Nawan Pind.

On the call given by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, the farmer organisations burnt effigies of corporate honchos and BJP leaders over the killing of four farmers and a journalist in Lakhimpur Kheri, who were protesting peacefully, at various locations of the district.

Speaking on the occasion, union leader Palwinder Singh Jethunangal said at present, Modi, Yogi and Amit Shah had come up with an awkward weapon — skyrocketing inflation — with which they were hitting every section in the country. They are showing its fascist face by not paying attention to solving their problems. Prof Parminder Singh, Amolak Singh Mehta, Amandeep Singh Arati Union President, Sumeet Singh and Sucha Singh Ajnala stated in their address that the Union Government should solve the problems of the farmers as soon as possible to save agriculture.

“Handing over Punjab to BSF up to 50 km from the border could have very deadly consequences. We have to give the answer in the form of peace and tranquility as the people of Punjab and the country will not allow the Modi-inspired policy of prolonging their rule,” said Parminder Singh.

City residents hold demonstration

Amritsar: Effigies of top BJP leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, were burnt by residents of the holy city against the atrocities on farmers and the sale of the country to big corporate houses instead of repealing the three contentious laws here on Saturday. The demonstration was led by the Holy City Farmers’ Group, in which a number of residents, including children and women, participated. The residents, who were holding banners, raised anti-BJP slogans.

In Tarn Taran, centre’s approach to defame stir condemned

Angry farmers burn the effigies of BJP leaders near the District Administrative Complex in Tarn Taran. Gurbaxpuri

Tarn Taran: On the call given by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, the protesting farmers and other mass organisations on Saturday organised protest rallies in different parts of the district. They were protesting against the Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) violence in which eight persons, including four farmers and a journalist, were killed on October 3. Effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, political leaders and honchos of the corporate sector were burnt in the rallies. Workers of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), Punjab, organised a rally near the District Administrative Complex (DAC) in which a huge number of farmers and women participated. Sawinder Singh Chutala, state leader (KMSC), and Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra, district president (KMSC) of the organisation, were among others who spoke on the occasion. The leaders sharply condemned the Union Government for its communal approach to defame the farmers’ agitation and also condemned the repressive tactics of the Union Government to muzzle the peaceful agitation. The farmer organisations affiliated with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha organised a rally at the local Gandhi Municipal Park and burnt an effigy here. On the occasion, Baldev Singh Pandori, Ajaib Singh Aladinpur and others demanded a repeal of the three contentious farm laws. The farmers and other sections organised protests and burnt effigies at Chabal, Sarai Amanat Khan, Bhikhiwind, Khemkaran, Kot Budha, Patti, Harike, Sarhali, Naushehra Pannuan, Chohla Sahib, Khadoor Sahib, Fatehbad and other areas too. The organisations warned the Union Government against its inhuman approach in handling the farmers’ agitation. OC

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