Grand reception to ‘Padyatra’ in Rohtak | Chandigarh News

Grand reception to ‘Padyatra’ in Rohtak | Chandigarh News

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Rohtak: Processions of a five-day padyatra (footmarch) in support of ‘kisan andolan’,each of which started from Hansi and Jind on March 18, joined at Bahu Akbarpur village here on Saturday.
The footmarch was flagged off by Gurjeet Kaur, niece of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, at historic Lal Sadak in Hansi and had farmers and labourers participating huge numbers. It culminated at the Tikri border sit-in agitation site on March 24 to mark ‘Shaheed Diwas’. When protesters entered in Rohtak, residents of villages enroute Hisar-Rohtak highway came out of their houses and showered flowers petals.
Sumit Kumar of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) told TOI that they were receiving overwhelming response during the padyatra in the last three days.
“The agitation is not limited to only farmers, but every section of the society is supporting the agitation. People have chosen to stand on the right side by opposing the three agriculture bills,” added Sumit.
Inderjit Singh, vice-president, AIKS said the padyatra would further strengthen the agitation and they specifically chose to kickstart the footmarch from Hansi’s Lal Sadak as it is a reminder of 1857 revolt. “People then had stood against the excesses of Imperialism and, today, the present rulers have been following their footsteps by going against the voice of hard-working countrymen.,” he added.

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