“For the last three months, we have maintained a count of 15,000 people on every border. The protesters sit here on rotation. There is a weekly shift of 10 farmers from every village of Haryana and Punjab,” Dr Darshan Pal, president of Krantikari Kisan Union, told The Federal.
Dhaula Sheoran, a farmer from Gamra village in Hisar district of Haryana, said, “I stayed at the protest site from November to February and returned for the harvest season. During March, April, May and June I visited the Tikri site once in a month for a week. The entire expense of living, eating and travelling for that one week is borne by the village as a whole. The message is simple: we will not go back without the repeal of three farm laws.”
Balbir Singh Rajewal, a farmer leader, told The Federal, “We are prepared for a long haul. We can sit here for six more months, two years, or even 10 years, but we won’t return without the three farm laws being repealed.”