Farmers head to New Delhi in groups to strengthen stir

Farmers head to New Delhi in groups to strengthen stir

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 21

Support for farmers’ stir is increasing with each passing day. Villagers of Jalandhar district have been heading to Delhi in groups on rotational basis to ensure that they have enough protesters on the ground.

Tarsem Singh of Uchha village said he would be going to Singhu on Monday along with his group. “Now, participation from villages will increase manifold. Everyone wants to make their presence felt in the farmers’ protest,” he said.

He said they decided at the panchayat-level that farmers would head in groups to Delhi to infuse more energy in the stir.

Stir in Nawanshahr on February 24

  • A district-level protest will be held in Nawanshahr on February 24 to protest against the Central Government. Bhupinder Singh Waraich, member, Kirti Kisan Union, said ‘false’ charges were filed against Disha Ravi and Nodeep Kaur. Those involved in the farmers’ movement were being targeted, he said.
  • Members of the union said the Centre was responsible for inflation, unemployment and price rise of LPG cyclinder, petrol and diesel. They said by bringing the agri laws, the Centre had shown that they do not care about farmers of the country.
  • A conference would be held where all issues and problems prevalent in the country would be discussed.

Tarsem said, “We will spend four-five days and come back. Later, another group of farmers will leave. In this way, we can look after our fields and and strengthen the protest.”

Sukhwant Singh from Karnana village said some adjoining villagers decided to move to Singhu and Tikri borders in groups.

Another farmer, Sucha Singh, said he would be leaving for Delhi to show solidarity with farmers’ protest along with his counterparts.

He said they would take essentials articles for farmers who had been staying there for the last three months.

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