Farmers gathered at the strike site
– Photo: Amar Ujala
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Farmers on the borders of Delhi in support of their demands have no fear of corona infection. At the beginning of the second phase of vaccination, the farmers have protested and refused to require it. Senior citizens or those already over 45 years of age are being vaccinated by the disease.
However agitating peasant leaders say that they will not stop any farmer from vaccinating, as it is a personal option. In support of their demands, farmers of Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh have been living on the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders for more than three months.
80-year-old farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said that he would not go to the vaccination center to get the vaccine. They said that we have killed the corona, so there is no need to take the vaccine. He also said that farmers work hard in the fields, so the ability to fight disease is high.
75-year-old farmer leader Joginder Singh said that the farmers’ fight in the name of vaccine to fight the disease will not be weak. I am not inclined to get vaccinated, but will not refuse anyone.
Dharmendra Malik, media in-charge of Rakesh Tikait, the leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, which is leading the protests on the Ghazipur border, said that if local authorities make arrangements for farmers, Tikait will have no problem in getting vaccinated.
70-year-old Kulwant Singh Sandhu of United Kisan Morcha said that we are not afraid of coronavirus. Thousands of farmers are protesting on the borders of Delhi, but not a single case of Corono has been detected.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also appealed to all people to get vaccinated after taking the vaccine in AIIMS. More than 3.6 lakh beneficiaries were covered in Delhi under the first phase of vaccination that began on 16 January. The second phase of vaccination has been started from Monday.