India: A convoy of tractor-trailers and other vehicles with protesters from Tarn Taran and the holy city left to take part in the ongoing farmers’ protest against the central agricultural laws at the Singhu border. It was the ninth jatha from Tarn Taran district which left from the Harike Pattan area.
They would take part in the programmes to mark the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on March 23.
“Around 40 per cent protesters at the Singhu border hail from the Majha region. A large number of them are from Amritsar,” said Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary, Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC).
Pandher accused the Capt Amarinder Singh government of playing politics with agitating farmers. He alleged “under the garb of Covid-19 restrictions, public assemblies are being prohibited to prevent the farmers from reaching protesting sites at the Delhi border.”
Similarly, the Manohar Lal Khattar government was trying to stifle the voice of the common man, alleged Pandher, adding that the Property Recovery Loss Bill was recently introduced to put pressure on the peasant movement in Haryana.