In the last 12 months, several of them left the protest site to be with their families or to get back to work and most of them joined the protests in alternate batches.
Massive influx of farmers and supporters at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur as agitation against Centre’s agriculture laws completes one year
While the farmers await the repealing of the farm laws by Parliament to go home, the local kids, who have been getting full meals three times a day for almost a year, don’t want them to leave.
With hundreds of protesters thronging at Singhu border, many street vendors also flocked there hoping for more business.
Third seed Sindhu, the reigning world champion, had to toil hard to get the better of Yujin 14-21 21-19 21-14 in the quarterfinal that lasted an hour and six minutes.
BKU (Rajewal) leader Pargat Singh told reporters at the Tikri border on Thursday that thousands of farmers have reached and many more are reaching.
With his songs of victory, Jagar Singh, 75, is back at the site, motivating the protesters to continue their struggle.
Whenever the protests would take a brutal turn, the duo provided first aid to the injured and for days and nights together, the two have toiled without regret.
Rooted at the national capital’s margin for more than a year, these sons of soil and their families have braved vagaries of weather, police action and the deadly wave of Covid pandemic.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, under the aegis of various farmers unions, have been protesting at the borders of the national capital since November 26 2020.
Identified as Gurpreet Singh, the victim was a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib district, police said on Wednesday.
Sources said that all nine Nihang groups at Singhu border held a four-hour long mahapanchayat yesterday late night at Bharat Plaza in Singhu, after which they decided to stay on at the protest site.
SKM said that there was a conspiracy to give a bad name to the farmers' movement and to entrap it in violence through such incidents.
Raj Kaur, a resident of Kassel in Tam Taran, had alleged that her brother Lakhbir Singh was allured by some unknown persons and taken to Singhu where he was murdered by some Nihangs.
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Narendra Singh Tomar in the past met farmer protest leaders to negotiate a solution to the deadlock over agri-marketing laws.