Farmers to hold protest against Covid restrictions

Urge shopkeepers to keep their shops open despite lockdown today

Farmers to hold protest against Covid restrictions

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Tarn Taran, May 7

On a call given by the national leadership of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, farmers would organise a protest march in Tarn Taran and other towns on Saturday in support of all shopkeepers to open their establishments for full day, ignoring the instructions of the state government.

The farmers’ organisations chaired by Pargat Singh Jamarai, state leader of the Zamhoori Kisan Sabha, organised a meeting here on Friday in support of the shopkeepers. The representatives of the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal), Kisan Sangharsh Committee, Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee Punjab attended the meeting.

The leaders, while addressing on the occasion, said lockdown, curfew, closing of the shops and other establishment were no solution to tackle Covid-19 threat and stressed on the strengthening of health system to provide oxygen for the patients, filling the vacant posts of the medico and the para-medical staff.

The leaders said the farmers, in association with shopkeepers, would organise a protest march in the district to open all shops for the whole day on Saturday. The farmers’ organisation stressed upon maintaining social distancing, wearing of masks and adopting all other precautions regarding Covid-19. — OC

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