Scores of protesters affiliated to student body ‘Sath’ today staged a protest against the three controversial farm laws while holding a peaceful demonstration in Baring College’s front in Batala. All the protesters also depicted solidarity with the arrested farmer activists Deep Sidhu, Nodeep Kaur, Ranjit Singh, and Disha Ravi while carrying their placards.
Notably, all these farmers have been arrested and framed in several cases by the Delhi police at the behest of the BJP led Indian government.
Addressing the protest, Jujhar Singh, a representative of ‘Sath’, said that the agricultural laws brought by the Indian government were not only anti-farmer but also inhumane, and the arrests of the people who were protesting against these black laws are nothing but tantamount to destroying democracy.
Jagmeet Singh, a representative of ‘Sath’, stated that India should resume serious talks with the farmers’ representatives by releasing all the farmers and youth lodged in jails.
“The youths, who had the biggest contribution in taking the farmers’ struggle to the outskirts of Delhi, are being disowned by the farmers’ organizations in a very harsh manner,” he said while demanding an apology from the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha for the use of immodest language against these youths.
Harjot Singh, a Guru Nanak College student, said that the reason behind the participation of all sections in the farmers’ protest is that the struggle is not confined to the only economy. Still, it has become a struggle for existence. “The government wants to enslave the common man to the big corporations by giving them control of a common man’s livelihood through these three laws,” he added.
Harman Singh Dhillon, a Baring College student, said that the government is making attempts to privatize the agriculture sector in the name of reforms that had already shown lethal results in all other sectors.
“Privatization in the health sector has made health facilities inaccessible for the common man, privatization in the field of education has made good education out of the reach of the common man, and it will also be difficult for them to get bread which is a great sin against humanity,” he said.
Sukhdev Singh Bhojraj, President of Kisan Jawan Bhalai Union, and Mr. Gurmukh Singh Bajwa, President of Bhartiya Kisan Mazdoor Union, also addressed the protesters and condemned the stubborn attitude of the Indian government towards farmers.
They also appealed to the leaders of Sanyukta Kisan Morcha to stand with the youth.
Vipan Sodhi from Arati Association was also present on this occasion.