Tikri Border: The farmers’ agitation for repeal of three agriculture laws has entered its 70th day today. Amidst the cold and dense fog, farmers are stranded on all the borders of Delhi. Many farmers have lost their lives so far due to farmers agitation.
Harmesh Singh, son of Krishan Singh, 30, of Bhavanigarh town in Sangrur district, has died of pneumonia. He had been in the hospital for several days.
Malwinder Singh, a youth leader of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) block Bhavanigarh, said that the youth had been involved in the farmers’ struggle since last week. He said he returned on December 25 due to illness and was admitted to a private hospital in Sangrur due to his deteriorating health, where doctors referred him to PGI Chandigarh last evening and died on the way.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the farmers’ organization said that the youth only had an acre of land and his father had already died. The family is going through an economic downturn. He asked the government to provide financial assistance to the victim’s family.
Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders. Despite 11 rounds of meeting between the protesting farmers and the Centre, no conclusion has come out so far. No date has been fixed for the next meeting.
The farmers have been protesting against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.