Protest against agri laws: Hundreds of Terai farmers undertake ‘Shaheed Yatra’ to Ghazipur | Dehradun News

Protest against agri laws: Hundreds of Terai farmers undertake ‘Shaheed Yatra’ to Ghazipur | Dehradun News

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Rudrapur: Intensifying their stir against the three contentious farm laws, hundreds of farmers from different parts of the Terai region of Uttarakhand moved towards the protest site at the Ghazipur-Delhi border on Saturday.
The protest march was hailed as the “Shaheed Yatra” by the farmers. It was taken out in the memory of Navreet Singh, a Dibdiba-based farmer who died during the protest tractor rally on the occasion of Republic Day in New Delhi.
Karm Singh Padda, state president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), on Saturday morning, gathered with scores of farmers in Bazpur’s grain market. “We demand a high level inquiry in Navreet’s death case. The postmortem report was fudged by Uttar Pradesh officials. I saw his dead body and there was a tunnel formed from the backside of his head to the face which only a bullet could do,” Padda added.
Similarly in Jaspur, several farmers associated with BKU at Gurudwara in Govindpur. Farmer leader Gurjeet Singh Dhillon said that the Central government in a fascist move, put nails on the highways leading to Delhi. “The nails were however taken off, but now we are taking soils to grow flowers on the same spots”, he added.
In Sitarganj, the farmers, before leaving for Ghazipur border, said that the BJP-led Central government is least concerned about farmers and the soldiers of the country. The farmers said that the movement against the farm laws is intensifying with each passing day and the central government will have to bow down eventually. Farmer Gurtej Pal Singh said that they are carrying ample ration to stay at ghazipur border for another two months.
Groups of farmers from Khatima, Kashipur and Nanakmatta towns of district Udham Singh Nagar also marched towards Delhi as a part of the “Shaheed Yatra”. Meanwhile, Jagtar Singh Bajwa, spokesperson of the Kisan Andolan Committee Ghazipur border, said that farmers from Terai have started reaching the movement site and the soil from several villages of Terai region will be used to plant flower saplings.

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