Chandigarh, November 24
Protesters opposing the three farm laws today paid tributes to Sir Chhotu Ram on his birth anniversary in the city.
At Matka Chowk, Baldev Singh Sirsa joined the protesters along with the state president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Takait), Chandigarh, Kuldeep Kundu.
Kundu said Sir Chhotu Ram founded the Jat Gazette newspaper and the Unionist party to raise farmers’ issues. His efforts led the freedom of peasants from the clutches of moneylenders as well as restoration of the right of land to the tiller.
In Sector 39, the protesters lit candles. “It’s important to keep revolutionary leaders like Sir Chhotu Ram alive in public memory so that farmers’ issues aren’t ever ignored in this country again,” said Jagtar Singh Chaunta.
At the traffic light point of Sector 36 and Sector 37, the protesters held pictures of Sir Chhotu Ram.
Buses to Singhu, Tikri
To mark one year of farmers’ protest, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has urged farmers to gather in large numbers at all protest sites on November 26. A bus will be leaving from Gurdwara Shahpur of Sector 38 in Chandigarh at 5 pm to Tikri, Singhu and Gazipur, said Kirpal Singh of the Nojwan Kissan Ekta.
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