Tribune News Service
Amritsar/Muktsar, January 6
A tractor march was organised by residents of the Vallah area in Amritsar to spread awareness about the farmers’ cause and their call for conducting a tractor rally in Delhi on January 26 against the farm laws.
On the other hand, supporting the farmers’ movement, Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa today declared that their activists would burn the copies of the controversial laws on Lohri and participate in the tractor parade in Delhi.
Prof Sardara Singh, who accompanied the tractor march, said the parade had been organised as a protest against the ill-conceived anti-farmer policies of the Centre. “It is a pity that crores of rupees have been siphoned off by the so-called bigwigs who took shelter on foreign soil with impunity whereas the farmer, who fills the food basket of the nation, has been fighting for his right to get MSP on his produce,” he said.
In Muktsar, a large number of farmers took out a tractor march. The march passed through various markets. Meanwhile, the commission agents welcomed the farmers in the grain market and promised full support. The farmers appealed to everyone to support them in their ongoing protest against the Centre over the contentious farm laws.
A similar march was carried out by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Sidhupur) in the villages of Khuyiansarwer sub-tehsil in Abohar. Convener Gunwant Singh said the march was carried out to mobilise maximum number of farmers for participation in the protest, which was to be organised by farmers organisations’ joint front in Delhi on January 26. The tractor march started from Panjawa village and passed through Tootwala, Kallarkhera, Maujgarh, Gidderanwali, Dalmirkhera, Daulatpura, Khuyiansarwer, Telupura, Haripura and Diwankhera villages. Farmers greeted the participants and served fruits and snacks to them.