Hindustan Times (Bathinda)

Farmers celebrate ‘victory day’

- HT Correspond­ent letterschd@hindustant­imes.com

KARNAL/AMBALA: Hundreds of farmers associated with different farmer organisati­ons in Karnal and Ambala districts celebrated ‘victory day’ on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to repeal the three contentiou­s farm laws a year ago.

Around 300 farmers gathered at Gandhi Chowk in Karnal and celebrated the day as ‘vijay diwas’. They distribute­d sweets and raised slogans in favour of the kisan union. The farmer leaders said that it was on November 19 last year that PM Modi announced to repeal the three agri laws. Local farmer leader Shyam Singh said that on November 26, they will assemble in Panchkula and submit a memorandum addressed to the Haryana governor over their pending demands, including the guaranteed minimum support price and withdrawal of cases registered against farmers.

In Ambala, farmers and activists affiliated to Bhartiya Kisan Union’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh faction took out a tractor march, celebratin­g the day as ‘fateh diwas’ in various parts of the district. The farmers gathered with their tractors near the grain market in the city, from where they started the march passing through markets, residentia­l areas and highways.

The faction’s spokespers­on Tejveer Singh said, “the farmers have gathered on the call of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and we will also remember the sacrifice of over 700 farmers who lost their lives during the agitation.” President of the faction Amarjeet Singh Mohri said that the farmers’ struggle will continue until they get a guarantee on MSP.

 ?? HT PHOTO ?? Farmers in Ambala taking out a tractor march to observe ‘fateh diwas’ on Saturday.
HT PHOTO Farmers in Ambala taking out a tractor march to observe ‘fateh diwas’ on Saturday.

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