Farmers' Protest: While the deadlock between the farmers and the Centre remained to be the same, a 65-year-old woman protester from Punjab allegedly died due to cardiac arrest at the Tikri border on Monday night.
The woman has been identified as Balbir Kau, a resident of Mandi Kalan village (Bhatinda). She had been actively participating in the farmers' protest against farm laws 2020.
According to Dr Sanjay Dahiya, the Civil Surgeon, Jhajjar, said that Balbir was brought dead to the Civil Hospital in Bahadurgarh town on Monday night.
However, the exact cause of death would only be ascertained after the postmortem, he added.
It is pertinent to mention that the Punjab woman is the first woman protester who died at Tikri border during the agitation.
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.
While thousands of farmers have been agitating against farm laws demanding the repeal of them the government has been adamant on its proposal to suspend the laws for 1-2 years and then discuss the legislations clause-wise.
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