News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:45 PM IST
Two elderly farmers sitting on hunger strike
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Although other farmers sitting between them tried to convince them to end the hunger strike, but both are not ready for this. Both say that they will continue their fast until the government withdraws the new agricultural laws.
Sudesh Kumar (72), a farmer from village Ferozepur, Khurja, Bulandshahar, said that he lives in the village with the family. He has 35 bighas of land in the village. In the present circumstances, it is also difficult to sustain the family through farming. The farmer will be completely ruined by the new agricultural law. Sudesh told that he came to the agitation from his home six days ago. They have abandoned both water and food since the evening of Bharat Bandh. Till the time the government does not withdraw the agricultural law, it will remain sitting like this. Bhudev Prasad Sharma (70) from Khurja said that he has been present on the Ghazipur border for more than a week. The government is not taking pity on the condition of the farmers, farmers are protesting in the cold, but the government is not ready to listen. They have started a hunger strike from Wednesday to protest against the government.
Those present in the movement were busy persuading Sudesh and Bhudev to end their hunger strike. He said that no battle can be fought by staying hungry. But Sudesh and Bhudev were not ready to obey him.