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Sunday, 13 December 2020

Leaders ask women to turn up in large numbers at Singhu border

Mukesh Tandon
Tribune News Service
Sonepat, December 12

The united front of farmers on Saturday announced that leaders of 32 organisations would hold a day's fast at the Singhu border on Monday against the three farm laws. Besides, it gave a call to women to reach the border in large numbers.

Day 16 of the protest saw more farmers from Punjab and Haryana joining their brethren on the NH-44.

Gurnam Singh Charuni of the BKU (Charuni) told the media he would sit on an indefinite fast on December 19, the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur.

Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu, state convener, kisan sangharsh committee, said hundreds of farmers from Shahjahanpur (Rajasthan) would move towards the Capital and block the Jaipur-Delhi highway. "Four roads leading to Delhi are already blocked."

"It has been decided that farmers will protest at DC offices across the country on Monday. Besides, 32 farmer leaders will sit on hunger strike from 8 am to 5 pm at the main stage at the Singhu border," Pannu said, adding women had been urged to join the protest in large numbers.

For them, the united front decided to ensure basic amenities such as separate sitting arrangement, toilets and waterproof tents before December 15.

"Any amendment to the farm laws will not be accepted. We want revocation of the laws. This is the one-point agenda of the talks," Pannu added.

from The Tribune

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