As a mark of protest against the black laws of the Modi government, Farmers in many parts of Punjab and Haryana, as well as those protesting against the agriculture laws along the borders of Delhi, burned copies of the farm laws on the festival of Lohri, as a mark of protest.

13th Jaunary is celebrated as Lohri in Punjab and is marked with bonfires. This year it was the farm laws that were torched in the bonfires to show their protest against the farm laws. It was also the 50th day that the farmers have been protesting at Delhi Singhu border.

Farmers also shouted slogans against the BJP-led central government and criticised the administration for not acceding to their demand of repealing the laws.

Visuals of farmers registering their protest on the occasion of the harvest festival were widely shared on social media.

“We burnt the copies of the farm laws as a mark of protest against these legislations,” Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher, told PTI. “Our agitation will continue till the Centre accepts all the demands.” The committee held a protest at Pandherkalan village in Amritsar. Similar protests were held in Hoshiarpur, Sangrur and Kapurthala cities of Punjab, according to the news agency.

Farmers burn farm laws for Lohri bonfires at Singhu Border

Lakhs of farmers from mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at key entry points to Delhi for over 40 days against the laws now, withstanding temperatures dropping to two to three degrees Celsius. These farmers are also joined by farmers representatives from other states.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court put a hold on the implementation of the laws until further orders and formed a committee to resolve the deadlock between the Centre and farmers’ union. However, farmers have refused to appear before the panel, suggesting that all the members have supported the laws in the past.


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December 2023


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