Groups of farmers leave for Delhi

Kirti Kisan Union leaders hold meeting in Bathinda

Groups of farmers leave for Delhi

Farmers raise slogans as they leave Beas for Delhi. file

Bathinda, July 11

With the paddy sowing season almost over now and the second wave of the pandemic subsiding, the farm unions have started mobilising support for the ongoing agitation against the three agricultural laws at Delhi borders.

Groups of farmers have started leaving for the protest venues at Delhi borders now. In a state-level meeting held in Bathinda on Sunday, Kirti Kisan Union (KKU) leaders said they had started mobilising support for the agitation and exhorting farmers in villages to visit the protest sites.

Addressing the gathering, KKU president Nirbhay Singh said: “Now that farmers are getting free from sowing, the participation at Delhi borders has started increasing again. Hordes of farmers are leaving for the protest venues these days. Farm union leaders at the block, village and district levels have been conducting regular meetings to mobilise support and chart out strategies to further strengthen the stir.

“Groups of farmers from different unions have been leaving for the protest venues from Bathinda and Mansa districts on a daily basis these days.”

“Our struggle will continue until the farm laws are repealed. It is high time that we stay united and protest the central policies aimed at favouring corporates. The farm laws will not only affect farmers, but almost every other sector equally,” he added. — TNS

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