A lawyer from Punjab- Advocate Amarjit Singh, ended his life on Sunday a few meters from the site of a farmers’ protest at Tikri border.
The 63-year-old lawyer from the Jalalabad Bar Association of Punjab had reportedly died after consuming pesticide on Sunday morning 200 meters away from the protest site at a place the farmers have named Gadri Gulab Kaur Nagar.
He was first taken to Bahadurgarh civil hospital, and then to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak where doctors declared him dead on arrival, reported the PTI.
Singh had written two suicide notes, one to Modi and another to the protestors.
In the letter to Modi, titled “Letter to Modi, the Dictator”, he said that he was sacrificing his life in support of the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s new farm laws so that the government is compelled to listen to the voice of the people.
The police are still verifying the authenticity of the suicide note.
Advocate Amarjit Singh, Jalalabad Bar, Fazilka, committed suicide today at Tikri border
He reportedly left suicide note addressed to "Modi, the Dictator".
Police is denying suicide. Another attempt of headline management by Modi? pic.twitter.com/eAHMtOvqXz
— Jai Kisan Andolan (@_JaiKisan) December 27, 2020
The farmer Protests against the three farm bills hastily passed by the Modi Government have been going on all around the country for over a month now.
Farmers want the bills to be repealed, but the Modi government continues to insist that the bills will prove beneficial to the farmers, and have employed various tactics to convince them of the same. The government has also accused the farmers of not knowing any better, saying that they are being misinformed by the opposition parties.
Advocate Amarjit Singh is not the only lawyer to have been martyred for the cause of the farmer protests.