Indian Boxer Vijender Singh stood up for farmers and joined the protest, at the Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border), against the farm laws 2020. Also, he announced to return the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is the government doesn't withdraw the laws.
Vijender Singh was seen at the site of farmers' protest at the Singhu border, that has entered the 11th day on Sunday.
Boxer Vijender Singh said that "If the government doesn't withdraw the black laws, I'll return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - the highest sporting honour of the nation."
Vijender Singh also said that "I'd received training in Punjab and had their 'roti'. Today when they're here in cold, I've come as their brother. Other athletes from Haryana wanted to come but they have govt jobs & would've been in trouble. They say they're with farmers."
Also, the farmers have called for a nationwide shutdown as a part of 'Bharat Bandh' on December 8.
Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had reassured the farmers that the APMCs will not be weakened and that the minimum support price (MSP) will continue.
Likewise, the Central government has announced that the next round of meeting will be held on December 9.
The farmers' protest is against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.