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On Guru Nanak Jayanti, Farmers From Punjab Continue Fight For Rights & Offer Prayers On Roads


NOVEMBER 30, 2020

For the farmers of Punjab, the festival of Guru Purab, the most important for the followers of Sikhism, is marked by relentless protests and a growing call to continue their fight against laws that threaten their livelihood.

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurupurab is the festival where Sikhs celebrate the birth of their first guru — Guru Nanak.

Farmers in the country, especially from Punjab, will be spending the day on roads around the borders of Delhi, protesting against the contentious farm bills.

The protesting farmers who gathered at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border), offered prayers this morning on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Farmers have been protesting for over four days now and marched from Punjab to Delhi urging the Centre to roll back the new farm laws or guarantee them the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops by introducing a new law.

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have now dug heels at Delhi borders.

They said that they were prepared to camp for a long period, possibly even spending the winters at the borders if their demands are not met. The farmers’ groups said that some farmers will be sent back and some more will be sent here with more essentials.

Courtesy/Source: India Times