As the farmers’ protest continues to intensify with farmers from other states also gathering at the Delhi border, support is pouring from all sections of society.
People are coming individually or in groups to show their support to the farmers. Many groups are coming with food and milk to feed the groups camped at the Delhi borders. Support from student organisations, Anganwadi workers, Women organisations,˙actors, sportspersons. The latest to join the list is a group of lawyers from Punjab and Haryana who are on their way to voice their support to the protesting farmers.
These farmers belong to a group called lawyers in Solidarity with Farmers (LSF). The lawyers, including senior advocates, present at the dharna on Tuesday have called for a general house meeting of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association to chalk out a plan to help the peasantry of the country and show support to the farmers.
President of Supreme Court Bar Association Dushyant Dave declared full support for farmers & called these farm Laws as anti- farmers & anti-Lawyers. Offered free legal services to farmers: @hsphoolka pic.twitter.com/OuaAEWCFKt
— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) December 4, 2020
Many of these lawyers are not just extending their solidarity by their presence but by helping out in fighting the cases for the agitators.
“We have decided to provide free legal aid to the persons booked during the ongoing protest with the intention to gag their voice. There are many who have been booked by the authorities, mainly in Haryana under instructions from the government there. Lawyers from both Punjab and Haryana have come out in support of the farmers,” said LSF member Buta Singh Bairagi.
Lawyers from various democratic organizations including @AilajHq visited the protesting farmers at Singhu Border in solidarity and assured to support it in every possible manner.
— AILAJ_HQ (@AilajHq) December 2, 2020
The bar associations in several towns and cities of Punjab held demonstrations on November 27 where they passed resolutions and submitted memorandums through the local authorities.
Many sportspersons have announced that they will return their arjuna award and join the farmers on December 5th outside Rashtrapati Bhavan.