Punjab CM Amarinder Singh To Hold Sit-In Protest Against Farm Bills

On the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, a peaceful protest to oppose the new farm bills will be held by Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Raghav N

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As President Ram Nath Kovind approved the three controversial Farm Bills, protests to rollback the same took a violent turn in the India Gate area in Delhi yesterday. Members of the Punjab Youth Congress set fire to a tractor in Rajpath. Both the police and fire brigade were immediately called in to bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that he would stand in solidarity with the farmers and support their stance against the new farm reforms. He said that he would hold a sit-in protest on freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary on Monday, 28 September. To be held in Khatkar Kalan in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, the CM stated that the new bills are anti-farmers and will severely impact this class, mostly comprising of small and marginal farmers.

Rallies also intensified in Gujarat, where demonstrators will march to the Raj Bhavan to oppose the resolution. Karnataka is also witnessing growing resistance from the agrarian sector. In Hubli, a more peaceful way was employed by giving flowers to shopkeepers and appealing to them for their support in the movement. Mysore- Bangalore Highway has been partially blocked as farmers have taken to the streets.

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