Farmers to observe ‘Shaheedi Diwas’ to pay homage to those who died during protest

Farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s new farm reform laws has entered 25th day today. Photo: Shaheen Abdulla/Maktoob

Thousands of demonstrating farmers at Delhi borders will observe ‘Shahidi Diwas’ today to pay homage to those who died during Delhi Chalo march.

“We’ll observe Shahidi Divas today and pay tribute to those who lost their lives during this movement,” Mange Ram Tyagi, Chief Secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union Delhi unit was quoted as saying by ANI.

Prayer meetings will be organised to recognise the sacrifices made by farmers since the agitation started, protesting leaders have said.

Farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s new farm reform laws has entered 25th day today.

Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi’s Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points to demand repeal of the farm reform laws.

The farm unions on Saturday wrote a joint ‘open’ letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar saying it’s the farmers’ protest that compelled the opposition political parties to change their stand and not the other way round.