Kin remember farm protest victims

Kin remember farm protest victims

Representational photo. File

Patiala, November 20

Amid the announcement made by the Prime Minister to repeal the three farm laws, kin of the farmers who died fighting the three farm laws remembered their contribution in forcing the government to revoke the laws.

Ashwani Kumar, who lost his 24-year-old nephew Varun Kumar of Daun Kalan village in Sanur block of the district in the farmers’ struggle against the laws, said that his nephew was a ‘martyr’ who died fighting for the farmers. His sacrifice didn’t go in vain, however, had he been alive today, he would have been very happy, he said.

Ashwani recalled: “Ever since the farm laws were introduced, he had been very worried. He (Varun) would say “the struggle is not only to save the farmers but the entire state of Punjab.”

Gagan Deep Kaur, sister of 20-year-old Gurpreet Singh who had died in the farmers’ struggle, said that she was a proud sister because his brother’s sacrifice for the farmers’ cause did not go in vain. “Losing a member is an irreparable loss for the family. If the Central Government had not introduced such contentious bills, hundreds of lives would have been saved. He (Gurpreet) will be remembered forever for his contribution India.”

Alamjot Singh, 19-year-old youth, whose father got a hip fracture in an accident while coming back from the Singhu border, said, “Everyone irrespective of age, gender, caste and religion participated in the farmers’ agitation. However, the contribution of elders, who fought to save the future generations, has been unparalleled.”— TNS

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