Tribune News Service
Sonepat, February 20
Firm on their demand for the repeal of the three agricultural laws and a legal guarantee for MSP, 32 farmer unions from Punjab on Saturday decided to intensify the movement in the coming days.
Besides, the unions also revoked the suspension of the Bharatiya Kisan Union-Krantikari, led by Surjeet Singh Phul.
Two Punjab-based unions — BKU-Krantikari, led by Surjit Singh Phul, and the Azaad Kisan Committee, Doaba, led by Harpal Singh Sangha — were suspended for straying from the route during the tractor parade on January 26. While the suspension of Sangha’s union was revoked on February 10, decision on Phul was kept pending.
During a meeting at the Kisan andolan office at Kundli on Saturday, Kuldeep Vazirpur said, “We have chalked out programmes to intensify the agitation. However, the events will be announced only after getting approval at a meeting of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha scheduled for Sunday.”
President of the BKU (Lakhowal) Harender Singh Lakhowal said of 122 farmers, who were arrested by the Delhi Police on January 26, 45 had got bail.
He said some farmers, who were arrested for attempt to murder, were also granted bail today due to the efforts of the SKM’s legal team.
Meanwhile, youths organised a protest march from the TDI to the Singhu central stage and raised slogans seeking the release of farmers lodged in jail. They also sought justice for deceased youth farmer Lovepreet Singh.