Farmers begin day-long hunger strike as protest against farm laws intensifies

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The protest has been going on for nearly 20 days, with the farmer demanding the repeal of the three laws passed by Parliament in September.
The farmers who protested three agricultural laws delivered by the center began their hunger strike at various border points near Delhi. TThe farmer unions have also said that protests will also be held in other parts of the country.

“We want to wake the government. So, 40 Farmer leaders in front of our farmers we will sit on a hunger strike today at all the borders between 8 am and 5 pm. Twenty-five of them will sit on the Singhu border, 10 on the border of Tikri, And five on the border, “said Harinder Singh Lakhowal, Secretary-General of Bharatiya Kisan Union or BKU in Punjab.

The protesters at the Ghazipur border in Delhi said they were prepared quickly for a day. “When we took our sugar cane trolleys to the factory, we happened to miss a 24-hour meal. We are ready to be fast,” Ani’s news agency quoted a farmer from Lakhimpur Kheri.

Protests have been going on for almost 20 days, with farmers demanding the revocation of three laws authorized by the parliament in September. On Sunday, protests continued across the Delhi border with more farmers joining stirring in Singhu (Border Haryana).

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The protesters have been shouting slogans against the government, singing songs, taking out marches with posters and banners, and attending speeches delivered from the stage.

One farmer even celebrated the first birthday of his daughter by cutting cakes with fellow demonstrators at Tikri border on Sunday. The farmers decorated the protest site with colourful balloons and posters, wishing the little girl a very happy birthday. The poster also displays a picture of the girl with her family.

“My daughter is celebrating back home with her mother and our relatives. When we left our homes, we had vowed not to return before our victory. I am fighting for my daughter’s generation and to secure their land rights,” said the farmer Jagat Singh.

The government has so far held five rounds of talks with farmers’ organizations including a meeting called by Union home minister Amit Shah offering changes to the laws and written assurances but the stalemate has been continuing.

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