January 3: Rain Tests The Resolve of Protesting Farmers at Singhu & Amrit Sanchar Organized by Budha Dal

1. Shamsher Singh from Punjab who was a volunteer at the stall of the British Sikh Council at Singhu Border passed away today.
2. Kulvir Singh from Haryana passed away today.
3. Amarjit Singh Dusura also passed away.
4. Bapu Iqbal Singh who is very elderly had a heart attack in the freezing rain and cold winds. Quick actions by the youth doing CPR saved him from death. He is recovering.
5. Rain showers have intensified cold-wave at Singhu Farmers Protest site but farmers say that these hardships are just a test of their determination. They say that they would certainly pass all these.
6. Police have fired tear gas shells at farmers in the Rewari area. A huge contingent of farmers is headed to Delhi. Haryana Police has used tear gas shells injuring around 20-22 farmers. Farmers to stay out at Rewari tonight. Estimated strength-3000-4000.
7. Amrit Sanchaar happened today at the Singhu border with 70 Gursikhs being blessed with Amrit.
8. Anger at Modi for acting to save 1500 Jio towers in Punjab, but not recognizing the 55 farmers who have died and hundreds of thousands on the streets.
9. Punjab Police have slapped attempt to murder charges against the protesters for piling up cattle-dung at the gate of BJP leader and former Punjab Minister Tikshan Sood on Friday.
10. Large convoy of farmers on tractors and trolleys going to Singhu from Sangrur. Police lathis charge and injure them. Police even tried dragging elder Bibian off trolleys. Tractors breakthrough but elders injured by police. Protesting farmers in Sangrur protested against the rally of Punjab BJP President Ashwani Sharma, on the occasion, the police also lathi-charged the farmers.
11. Farmers’ unions condemned the lathi charge on farmers at Sangrur today. Unions said that peaceful protesting is a constitutional right and the use of brute force is wrong and unlawful.
12. The veteran Indian soldiers arrived today at Singhu border.
13. Punjab BJP chief Ashwini Sharma, Surjeet Jayani & Shwet Malik we’re meeting at Hotel Dhingra in Moga. Farmers got to know about it & approached hotel. Police tried to stop farmers but was unsuccessful. The three leaders escaped the scene under police escort.
14. Farmers protesting at houses and wherever BJP officials are in Punjab. Hundreds protesting. In Moga, BJP president Ashwani Sharma in press conference complained at people showing black flags to BJP.
15. Farmers today surrounded the vehicle convoy of Harsimrat Badal, before they did it to Sukhbir Badal.
16. Navjot Sidhu has said that the Central govt is preparing grounds for governor rule in Punjab with its tactics
17. Farmers from Punjab have sent legal notices to Union Minister Giriraj Singh, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and member of Board of Governors Ram Madhav, for allegedly making defamatory/derogatory statements against the farmers’ protests against the three farm laws. They have sought an unconditional apology from the three leaders and withdrawal of their statements.
18. Nihang Singh demonstrate horse riding skills on Delhi national highway.
19. 8 Kabbadi teams from Punjab, UP and Haryana have arrived at Singhu border. They will play Kabbadi at protest site.
20. Australia Sikhs tag each other on various social media platforms for ‘Mann ki Baat”. Each person tagged make a short video on why they support the farmers in India whilst supporting Australia against Adani (Indian funded) coal mines and spread the word. Tag each other and keep the chain going while creating huge awareness.
21. 90% Jio telecom towers have been restored in Punjab. The generator that was kept in Gurdwara to prevent its usage again at tower or it getting stolen has been handed over to police, FIR registered against 8 for damage to property
22. BSF and RAF have been deployed to stop farmers from marching towards Delhi. But every night and morning they come to farmers demanding firewood, which they use to make fire and keep themselves warm.
23. United Sikhs operating at 3 camps – Tikri, Gazipur and Singhu borders with 150 volunteers are physically doing sewa at these camps. They have arranged 45-50 Doctors have given their volunteers services at the Medical camp. More than 450 patients at the three medical camps each are getting medical treatment.
24. A large number of farmers from village Damulia near Nadala have come to participate in the farmers’ agitation today, donating water bottles and hundreds of kilos of coffee, sugar and dry milk to the Sikh Relief hot drinks machine station.
25. Franchise outlet Sardar Ji Baksh has set up its stall at Tikri and is serving free imported coffee to protesting farmers along with sandwiches.
26. Harassment of those supporting the morcha continues. IT dept launches probe against Music label Speed Records, actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh for allegedly routing foreign money to finance farmer protests.
27. Lastly, we ask everyone around the world to do Chaupai Sahib ji and Ardas for Chardi kala of everyone protesting against the Modi regime. The weather and freezing cold rain have made conditions very hard for the elderly and children of the morcha.



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