We all know how to divide the people of India and no, its not ideologically but on the grounds of religion/caste/region and that is the sentiment which the anti-farmer law protestors intend to use as it will give them political benefits as well.
Tens of Panchayats of villages across Punjab on Saturday instructed their residents that at least one person from each family join the farmers protesting against the three agriculture laws in Delhi. Failing this, a penalty of Rs 1,500 will be imposed on the defaulting house or they will face Boycott from the society like a third grade citizen.
The move comes as an attempt to increase numbers at the encampments erected by protesting farmers at Delhi’s borders and build pressure for the repeal of the three laws – a demand in which the protesters have remained steadfast.
Announcements about the panchayats’ resolutions are being made using gurudwara loudspeakers in the concerned villages.
Gurpreet Singh, one of the voters who signed the resolution, said: “Though we are regularly going to the borders since November 26, but this fresh announcement has been done to beat the rumours that after Republic Day episode morcha is about to end and people have started coming back. Even now, 15 villagers from our village are at the Singhu border.”
Farmer outfits on Friday started mobilising more batches of peasants from Haryana and Punjab to head towards Delhi’s borders.
At some places in Haryana, including Jind, Hisar, Bhiwani and Rohtak, batches of peasants headed towards various border points of Delhi, their leaders claimed.
The Western UP & Haryana panchayats are although working in a different manner. They are instead of making this issue a religious one, are make it about the ‘Jaat Community’ claiming Rakesh Tikait as their leader.
While in reality, this politically motivated act is being headed by various parties like INLD, RLD, AAP, Congress so that they they gain support from masses during election by claiming ‘helpers of farmers’
PM Modi on the other hand said we are still ready to suspend the laws for 2 years so that farmers do not have to suffer and dont have to implement the rules either, giving them time to talk.