Amid the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping across the country, the Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee (KMSC) has sent a fresh jatha of demonstrators to the Delhi border to protest against the Centre’s three farm laws.
Around 40 tractor-trollies, each with around 15 men and ladies from Amritsar’s villages, depart for the capital on Wednesday. They weren’t wearing masks once they began the journey.
“We are helpless. We cannot stop the protest. it’s the protest that might decide our life and death. Covid-19 doesn’t spread when Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses large political gatherings. How can farmers be blamed for Covid-19?” said Sarwan Singh Pandher of KMSC.
“If Covid-19 is such a significant threat then Modi government should immediately take back the anti-farmer laws and that we will return to our villages. We shouldn’t forget that the anti-farmer laws were passed undemocratically by taking shelter of Covid-19.”
Pandher said, “Government was more serious about somehow passing anti-farmer laws then defaming farmers with leashing all its machinery. Why couldn’t await Covid-19 to finish then bring anti-farmer laws.
“Everyone can see that how the govt used Covid-19 against farmers. Now again, the govt wants responsible farmers for Covid-19. we’ll not step back,” he added.
Several jathas have left for Delhi’s borders since November 2020. However, this is often the primary jatha to possess left to hitch the protesting farmers since the second wave of Covid-19 hit the country.
Pandher said that a lot of more jathas will leave for Delhi within the coming days.