Aakanksha N Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, January 11
‘No farmer, no food’ reading stickers on the cars, flags with images of farmers voicing their rights, fluttering on buses and two-wheelers, several hoardings with various messages written for them have donned almost every prominent places in the city since last month. It is becoming a new trend now in the state where citizens are showing openly that they support farmers.
Everybody, including residents of the city who cannot go to the Delhi borders, is lending support, enunciating their emotions in their own way for the farmers. It is a common sight now.
Sarthak Mehta, an IAS aspirant, said that for last one month, he had been waiting to go to the borders but because of some personal work, he was unable to. “But I am always keeping myself updated with the news regarding the farmers who have been sitting there and facing harsh winter and this attitude of the government. By pasting stickers and flags on my car, I can aware others. And you will see plethora of cars and two-wheelers with the messages written for the farmers,” he added.
At some areas like Urban Estate, ‘no farmer, no food’ stickers can also been seen pasted on fruit vends. People have also installed flags outside their homes to express solidarity.
Shivani Sharma, a house maker, said that all day, news channels are on in her house. “There is no other channel we watch now, only news and just for the farmers. Even my children now know very well that farmers are fighting for their rights. We have also pasted stickers on our cars because we are with them in this fight,” she said.
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