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Thursday, 1 October 2020

31 Punjab farm groups to launch protest today

Chandigarh, September 30

Vehemently opposing the Centre's new farm laws, 31 farmer organisations in Punjab will go on an indefinite protest from tomorrow. People from various sections are contributing dry ration for langar to be served to the protesters, who will squat on rail tracks and outside the residences of BJP leaders, gherao offices of multinational firms and ask gram sabhas to pass resolutions against the laws.

The farmers will hold protests tomorrow outside the residences of Union Minister Som Parkash in Phagwara, former Punjab BJP president Shwait Malik in Amritsar and former MLA Sukhpal Nannu in Ferozepur.

Artistes have been meeting villagers to mobilise support for the protest. Youth clubs, traders and government staff are backing farmers. So are the political parties. The Congress will launch a signature campaign on October 2. AAP has been reaching out to villagers. The SAD plans a march from the three Takhts tomorrow. — TNS



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