Bathinda, April 16
Farm unions have condemned the Union Government’s statement asking farmers to vacate protest sites at the Delhi border in the wake of Covid-19 spread, terming it nothing more than “pressure tactics” to end the agitation against the three agricultural laws.
BKU Ugrahan president Joginder Ugrahan said after other ploys failed to work, the government in the garb of Covid now wanted to sabotage the movement, but won’t succeed as farmers were resolute in their struggle.
Ugrahan said: “There are reports in the media that the government, citing the pandemic, will first ask farmers to peacefully vacate the sites and if they do not comply, it will explore the alternative of using force to remove farmers. But farmers are firm in their resolve and won’t leave the protest venues till three laws are repealed by the government.” Punjab Kisan Union leader Balkaran Singh Balli warned against any coercive action. — TNS
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