Six months on, farmers protest still going strong

Six months on, farmers protest still going strong

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Farmers are protesting against the three farm laws for over six months now.

The protests remain strong and united, but since the January 26 R-Day violence, a resentment between a neighborhood of leftists and Sikhs was noticed, which if not controlled, could create trouble within the end of the day .

During the R-Day violence protest, it had been witnessed that folks with left ideology, and Sikhs were seen sharing space, but after the protests, Kisan Unions labelled Deep Sidhu and Lakha Sidhana as traitors.

Apart from this, they also did not begin in support of Navreet Singh, who died during R-Day violence, and other Punjabis who were arrested by the Delhi police.

There are several Sikh youth bodies in Punjab, that took youngsters into the protest, and a number of other of them got NIA notices in January, but they weren’t “happy with farmer unions” for allegedly not supporting them.

This led to a neighborhood of Sikhs and youths beginning in support of Deep Sidhu, Lakha Sidhana, and other Sikhs arrested by Delhi police.

In a rally at Mehraj, they also appealed to Kisan Unions to be united, and take youth along if they need to win this battle against the union government.

However, farmers present at Tikri and Singhu borders said that the govt is merely on social media platforms which is nothing just like the ground level. most are standing united to fight against the three farm laws, they said.

Moreover, this spur between Sikhs and leftist has the potential to wreck the farmers’ movement.

A low point was witnessed on January 26, but farmers have handled it well and therefore the protests are still happening with full support.

This was evident from the mahapanchayats organised by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Even the rally organised by Lakha Sidhana at Mehraj village on February 23 in Bathinda also evoked good response.

Lakha Sidhana, in his recent video, said: “I want to inform farmer unions, that we are with you, and urged farmer leaders to carry a programme at the Delhi borders within the coming days, and asked the youth to hitch the protest sites in large numbers”.

BKU Ekta Ugrahan state secretary, Shingara Singh Mann, said: “This protest will go long, and that they are ready for it. it’s totally wrong if anyone tries to portray this agitation as left versus Sikhs as this protest is in particular , and is being travel by Sanyukt Kisan Morcha against the farm laws”.

He added further that anyone could come to the fore to support farmers’ agitation, but just in case anyone tries to run its own agenda on the name of the farmers, they might not allow it.

Dal Khalsa leader, Baba Hardeep Singh Mehraj, said: “They are standing against the people, who are booked by the Delhi or Haryana police in their fight against the farm laws, and that they want these cases to be cancelled against them”.

Source:tribuneindia.com

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