On Lohri, farmers burn copies of farm laws

On Lohri, farmers burn copies of farm laws

Protesters burn the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and corporate honchos Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani at Usman Toll Palaza. Photo: Gurbaxpuri

Our Correspondent
Tarn Taran, January 13

On the occasion of Lohri, farmers, mazdoors, employees and other sections of society on Wednesday staged a protest against the Union Government by burning copies of the farm laws in over 500 villages of the district and in urban, semi urban areas too.

Some protesters staged a dharna at the toll plaza, Usman, and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and corporate honchos Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani.

Activists of the Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Kisan Sangharsh Committee, (Pannu), Kisan Sangharsh Committee (five-member), Kisan Sangharsh Committee (Kot Budha), Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee and volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party led protests.

The AAP volunteers, led by Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal, took out a protest march in Tarn Taran and burnt copies of the farm acts. Harpreet Singh Sidhwan, state leader of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, said the workers organised gatherings in the Chabal, Rasulpur, Pandori Sidhwan, Gohalwar, Mianwind, Fatehbad, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib, Chohla Sahib, Talwandi, Ghariala, Patti, Bhikhiwind areas and burnt copies of the controversial farm laws.

Farmers and other organisations under the leadership of the Press Club, Chohla Sahib, organised a conference and warned the Union Government against its dilly-dallying tactics just to harass the farmers.

Balbir Singh Parwana, president of the Press Club, said the agitating farmers and other sections of society had decided to jointly protest against the indifferent attitude of the Union Government.

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