Tribune News Service
Amritsar, February 24
Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner seeking quashing of cases and legal notices against protesting farmers.
Activists of the KMSC raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the DC office. The communique addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind demanded quashing of all kinds of cases registered against the agitators during the course of farmers’ stir.
Meanwhile, members of SAD (Democratic) submitted a memorandum against hike in fuel and cylinder prices. Activists raised slogans against the Centre for failing to control the price, which has hit the common man hard, especially during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, youth urged kisan union leaders to give the call for Parliament gherao if they want to stop the witch-hunting of farmers and activists, besides pressing the Centre to repeal three agri laws. Participants in today’s march in Gurdaspur vowed to take the farmers’ movement to its logical conclusion. The march was organised by the Sikh Youth of Punjab. The demonstrators carried flags and placards to convey their message.
Paramjit Singh Mand, chief, Sikh Youth of Punjab, sought release of protesters arrested after January 26 incident and supported farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who threatened the Centre to repeal the laws failing which they would gherao the Parliament.
Sikh leader, Narain Singh Chaura, cautioned the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha to intensify the protest, else the Centre would derail it by dividing the leaders.
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