Yashpal Sharma, Amar Ujala, Chandigarh
Updated Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:41 AM IST
Elderly farmers involved in peasant movement.
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Bhartiya Kisan Union leaders Malkit Singh, Baljinder Singh and Jai Singh Janjehera said that the farmers had to work hard in the past to reach the Singhu, Tikri and Kundli borders. He also had to face the police water splashes. Many of these farmers are elderly, so their family is afraid of deteriorating their health. Some were unwell, which is fine now. Doctors of NGOs are constantly checking the health of elderly farmers.
Farmer leaders Amarjeet Mohadi and Krishna Kumar say that due to cold, rain or lathis, farmers are taking care of the front regardless of their life. Tarpaulins have been tied on tractor-trolleys to avoid cold. Hot shawls are also worn to prevent cold out. However, everyone’s family is worried over the death of a farmer due to a heart attack.
Harpal Sundar, Sohan Singh and Ram Kumar say that the concern of family is legitimate. In such a cold, anyone’s health can get worse. We are doing everything possible to protect ourselves from cold. The fight is big, so even if you do not fight back, you will not back down.
Internet is very slow, farmers are not able to get latest information
Rakesh Bains, press spokesman of the Indian Farmers Union, said that the speed of internet is very slow in and around the dharna of the farmers on the horoscope border. Due to this, farmers are not getting any new information immediately. Videos or posts are uploaded on social media hours later. Farmers are also unable to make video calls to the family.