Muktsar man destroys crop on 3 acres

First such incident in state; advises others not to follow him

Muktsar man destroys crop on 3 acres

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, February 23

A 50-year-old farmer from Pakki Tibbi village in Lambi here on Tuesday destroyed his wheat crop on three acres in protest against the three farm laws.

A former sarpanch of Pakki Tibbi village whose family is settled in the USA, Mahima Singh Sandhu said, “With a heavy heart, I have destroyed my wheat crop today. I own nearly 50 acres. As a symbolic protest against the Centre and to awaken Prime Minister Narendra Modi from deep slumber, I took this step today.”

Asked when the farmer leaders are appealing to farmers not to destroy standing crops, what was the reason to destroy his crop, he said, “I don’t want other farmers to follow me. But it was important to give a message to the Centre that the farmers can sacrifice anything for the success of the ongoing agitation.”

Meanwhile, Satnam Singh, another farmer from the village, said, “We are not challenging Narendra Modi but giving him a message. We just want that our message goes across the country.”

This is the first such incident in the state wherein a farmer has destroyed his crop in protest against the three farm laws

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