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In Sangrur, panchayats vow to send villagers to Capital in batches

In Sangrur, panchayats vow to send villagers to Capital in batches

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, December 8

To support the protest taking place in the national capital against the Central farm laws, many village panchayats have decided to send all their residents to join the stir on a rotation basis. Many announcements are being made from public address systems of gurdwaras while special committees are also working to mobilise maximum residents from their villages.

There are many villages from where 600 to 1,000 residents have already participated in the protest while many more are set to take part in the coming days. Village sarpanches with the help of their panchayat members are preparing lists, and making arrangements of tractor-trailers, ration and woollens.

Sarpanch Jaskarn Singh of Kadial village said, “In our village, there are around 2,300 people of which 750 have participated in the protest and more are getting ready to reach Delhi. To prevent any problem, we are sending the residents on rotation and everyone is coming back after staying there for two-three days.”

Another Sarpanch Gurpreet Singh of Kauhrian village said they had around 3,100 voters in their village of which nearly 1,000 had already participated in the protest. “Apart from going on rotation for the protest, around 100 residents of our village are staying there permanently to help in the preparation of langar. We have decided that everyone from our village will participate in the protest except those with health issues,” he said. The current protest has ended all differences. To boost morale, songs like “Uthi lehar kalla kalla naujwan uthiya, pind pind vicho tufan uthiya” are being played in villages.


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