Tanda Urmar (Hoshiarpur), September 15
The protest started by the Peasants-Workers’ Struggle Committee, Punjab, on the bridge over the Beas (on the Tanda-Sri Hargobindpur road) continued for the second day here on Tuesday.
The farmers kept sitting throughout the night blocking the bridge in protest against the three agricultural ordinances issued by the Central Government and the Electricity Amendment Bill, 2020. The protest was held in support of various farmer groups of the country and the Bharatiya Kisan Union Ekta Ugrahan, who are protesting against the Central Government.
Various speakers spoke against the Central and state government’s anti-farmer and anti-labourer policies during this demonstration led by state vice-president Savinder Singh Chautala, district president Kuldeep Singh Begowal, Gurpreet Singh Khanpur, Ranjit Singh Kaler, Ranbir Singh and Gurpreet Singh.
On the occasion, Savinder Singh Chautala, Kulbir Singh Kahlon, Savinder Singh Rupowali, Baksheesh Singh Multani, Sohan Singh, Paramjit Singh and Harjit Singh said the farmers were constantly struggling to get the bills withdrawn and the government should revoke these bills in the current parliamentary session.
They asked the state government to pay the dues of Rs681 crore to sugarcane farmers along with interest and make sure that the farmers have a firm ownership of the land.
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