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Jalandhar: Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da, agriculture issues take centre stage

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The Fact News Service

Jalandhar, November 2

“Ghadri babeyan de kaaj adhoore, laake jindriyan karange poore”. This slogan reverberated across the 65 morchas of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) (Ekta Ugrahan) on the day of the 29th Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da. Over 1,500 farmers across the state extended their support to the one-day event organised in Jalandhar today.

Amid the Covid, a robust celebration of the mela witnessed a steadfast support to the farmers’ stir against the new Central laws.

People’s groups, organisations and publications across the state also extended support by distributing posters, books, literature and even cartoons criticising the farm laws. From the stage, a declaration was also made to back the farmers’ agitation against the laws.

Shingara Singh Mann, state secretary of the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan), said, “We have to fulfil the 100-year-old dream of the Ghadarites. All our morchas started today with tributes to our Ghadarite ancestors. Over 1,500 workers from all prominent districts were sent in buses to participate in the mela. We are walking in the footsteps of the Ghadarites and want a Punjab they dreamt of.”

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