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Captain Amarinder Singh appeals to farmers not to disrupt state's telecom services

By Rajan Nath -- December 25, 2020 5:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Farmers Protest against farm laws 2020: Amid reports of disconnection of telecom connectivity to various mobile towers in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to protesting farmers not to inconvenience the general public with such actions but to continue to exercise the same restraint as they had been showing over the past several months of their agitation.

Pointing out that telecom connectivity had become even more critical for people amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh urged the farmers to show the same discipline which they had been exercising during their protest at the Delhi border against farm laws 2020.

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Farmers Protest, farm laws 2020: Captain Amarinder Singh on disconnection of telecom connectivity to various mobile towers in Punjab.

Urging the farmers not to take the law into their hands by forcibly shutting down telecom connectivity or manhandling mobile towers in Punjab, the Chief Minister said such actions were not in the interest of Punjab and its future.

He said the people of Punjab, had been standing with the farmers in their fight against the black Farm Laws 2020 and would continue to do so. He requested the farmers to reciprocate by ensuring that the battle for justice does not cause any problems for the people of the state.

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Farmers Protest, farm laws 2020: Captain Amarinder Singh on disconnection of telecom connectivity to various mobile towers in Punjab.

Forceful disruption of telecom services due to snapping of power supply to mobile towers by farmers in several parts of the state was not only adversely affecting the studies and future prospects of students, who are dependent entirely on online education, but also hampering the daily life of people working from home due to the pandemic, said the Chief Minister.

Farmers Protest, farm laws 2020: Captain Amarinder Singh on disconnection of telecom connectivity to various mobile towers in Punjab.

Further, the disruption of telecom services would also seriously affect the state’s already disturbed economy, he noted, exhorting the farmers to continue with their peaceful protests without causing any inconvenience to the citizens of Punjab.

-PTC News

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