DILLI CHALO

‘Stalling Farmers March to Delhi at Haryana Border is An Undemocratic Act’

Team PT

Team PT

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on linkedin

Sealing the Haryana borders to stall the Punjab farmers marching to Delhi demanding the scrapping the Centre’s farm laws is an authoritarian step aimed at provoking the democratic protestors to lose their cool thereby providing an opportunity for unleashing the state violence.

Sikh intellectuals associated with the Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha said the BJP led Haryana government had even arrested the state’s those farmer leaders who are opposing the Centre’s farm laws and proposed to join the Punjab farmers’ march to Delhi.

haryanaStopping the agitating Punjab farmers at all entry points to Haryana is the repeat and reminiscent of the 1980s days when then agitating Akalis on the way to Delhi were obstructed, harassed, and bullied by the Haryana authorities to please then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Those undemocratic acts of the then ruling Haryana politicians subverted democratic protests of the Akalis for preparing a ground for inflicting State repression on Sikhs. Consequently, Sikhs got alienated from the country’s mainstream which became the cause of tragic events of June and November 1984. All that gave birth to ultra-nationalist Hindutva, now out to establish ‘Hindu Rashtra’.

Also Read: Farm Laws and Farmers’ Concerns: What is the way out?

Developments of over the last 50 odd years since its creation of Haryana have testified that the province have been carrying the biddings of or acting on the behalf of the New Delhi masters unmindful of the long-term implications for its people. Haryana politicians rarely acted as rulers of an independent province. Practically Haryana has been behaving as a territorial expansion and extension of the New Delhi ruling elite into pre-1966 undivided Punjab.

HaryanaAgainst the above-mentioned background, we appeal to the Haryana political class not to get succumbed to political expediency of the day and pick up a leaf from the horrible past experience and allow the farmers to reach Delhi territory. Haryana politicians should keep in mind that their farmers and that of Punjab share the same problems and they have same demand of retaining Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat, rice and other crops.

At the same time, we appeal to the regional and opposition parties of the country to support the farmers’ march and press the Modi government against adopting the dictatorial attitude vis-à-vis farm acts.

The statement issued by Khushhal Singh, General Secretary Kendri Singh Sabha is jointly signed by Gurtej Singh IAS, Sukhdev Singh Journalist, Jaspal Singh Sidhu Journalist, Gurbachan Singh, Editor Des Punjab, Bhinder Singh (GM Industry), Dr. Kuldip Singh Surgeon Patiala, Rajinder Singh (Khalsa Panchayat), Ajaypal Singh Brar (author), Prof Manjit Singh , Dr. Pyare Lal Garg, Gurpreet Singh President Global Sikh Council, Prof Vimal Kumar Dhmoth and Rajwinder Singh Rahi.

Also Read: Farmers’ Movement: A Proud Legacy But Now Be Careful

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on linkedin
Team PT

Team PT

Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment.

Disclaimer : PunjabTodayTV.com and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors’ right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabTodayTV.com or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

— Team PT

Author Related Post
Related Post

Copyright © Punjab Today TV : All right Reserve 2016 - 2021