Farmers Mark Six Months Of Protest Against Modi Govt's Farm Laws With Black Flags, Small Gatherings

INDIA Team Latestly|

To mark six months of protests at the borders of the national capital over the farm laws, farmers observed a nationwide ‘Resistance Day’ on May 26. There were marches being carried out, black flags raised & effigies burnt in several cities & villages in Punjab & Haryana, and at Delhi’s borders. In nearly all villages in Punjab, effigies of the Prime Minister were burnt. Women led a protest in Sidhwan Kalan, a village in Ludhiana district, shouting slogans of “we will fight, we will win”, while in Tur, Amritsar district, a group of farmers marched holding black flags. Punjab MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu also hoisted a black flag at his residence in Patiala in support of the farmers who are protesting against the three farm laws. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal hoisted a black flag at his residence and urged the Centre to deal “compassionately” with farmers. Deependra S Hooda of the Congress Party also hoisted the black flag. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh have been protesting at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since November 26, 2020. Their last round of talks with the government was held on January 22. Farmers urged others, including labourers, the youth, the unemployed, traders & shopkeepers to join the protest & raise black flags at their homes, shops and industrial establishments.

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