Lohri 2021: Farmers protesting at Delhi borders on Wednesday burnt copies of the farm laws 2020 at all agitation sites on the festival of Lohri as a part of protest against the newly-enacted legislations.
Several copies of farm laws 2020 were published and distributed in Punjab and Haryana to burn them in villages and districts during the festival.
A farmer protesting at the Singhu border said that lakhs of copies of the newly enacted laws have been distributed among farmers. The farmer also said that they want to put pressure on the Centre to repeal these laws.
Lohri is one of the famous Punjabi folk festivals celebrated in north India, primarily in Punjab.
During this festival, people light bonfires, socialise around the fire, sing and dance together. Bonfire is a special characteristic of the festival.
The farmers had earlier announced that they will celebrate Lohri by burning the copies of legislations at all protest sites.
Farmers’ leader Manjeet Singh Rai said at the Singhu border, “We will celebrate Lohri by burning the copies of the farm laws.”
The farmers’ have been protesting at Delhi borders 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.