The farmers’ agitation for repeal of three agriculture laws has entered its 74th 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.
Another farmer has committed suicide by hanging himself at Tikri border late on Saturday night. The farmer who committed suicide has been identified as Karambir of Haryana. He was 52 years old.
He was a resident of Singhwal village in Jind district of Haryana. He reached the Tikri border on Saturday night. He wrote in his suicide note that he was annoyed and upset by the repeated dates given by the government. "Long live the Indian Farmers' Union," Karambir wrote in his suicide note.
He further wrote, "Dear farmers, this Modi government is giving date after date, it is not known when these black laws will be repealed. Until these black laws are repealed, we will not leave from here." The 52-year-old farmer has three daughters, one of whom is married.
His body has been sent for autopsy. Earlier, farmer Jai Bhagwan had eaten poison on the same hilly border. He was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries there. Prior to his suicide, he had also written a letter to his compatriots.
Another elderly farmer Sukhmandar Singh also died of heart attack there. The farmer was a resident of Dhoorkot village in Moga district who is said to be 70 years old.
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.