Kisan Agitation: Protest of the farmers is continuing against the three agricultural laws of the center on the Delhi border bordering Haryana-UP. On Saturday, the fifth round meeting between the central government and the farmers also turned out to be inconclusive. Now the farmers have been called on December 9 for the next round of talks.
Meanwhile, the zeal of the farmers is prevailing even in the cold at the demonstration sites. On Saturday, the farmers’ organization Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU Ekta-Ugrahan) named five demonstration sites on the Singhu border.
The Singhu border and the Tiki border are the Delhi-Haryana border, where Farmers Protest have spread for several kilometers. To mark these demonstration sites, the farmers organization has named these places on five famous personalities. These names are Baba Banda Singh Nagar, Chacha Ajit Singh Nagar, Bibi Gulab Kaur Nagar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Shaheed Sadhu Singh Takhtupura Nagar.
Kisan Agitation: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was a famous warrior who defeated the Mughal army in 1710 and established the Sikh kingdom south of the Sutlej River. He is the icon of Kisan Agitation.
Uncle Ajit Singh
Born in Khatkad Kalan in Punjab on 1881, Sardar Ajit Singh is known for organizing a movement like ‘Turban Handle Jatta’ against the British Government. He was the uncle of Bhagat Singh.
He was a nationalist revolutionary who launched a movement against the anti-farmer laws brought by the British government. They protested against the Punjab colonialization law and the increase in water prices.
Bibi Gulab Kaur
Gulab Kaur was involved in the independence movement of British India. Born in 1890 in Sangrur, Punjab, Gulab Kaur was with her husband in Manila, Philippines, where she joined the Ghadar Party.
Gulab Kaur is also called ‘Ghadar Di Dhi’ i.e. ‘Ghadar’s Daughter’. She returned to India from Manila and played an important role in the freedom movement here. During this, he was also jailed for two years.
Bhagat Singh has an important place in the history of Indian independence movement.
Bhagat Singh was born on 27 September 1907 in Lylpur (Punjab Pakistan), in the family of freedom movement activists. His father Kishan Singh and uncle Ajit Singh were involved in the independence movement.
Shaheed Sadhu Singh Takhtupura
Sadhu Singh Takhtupura, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta), was allegedly murdered in 2010. The then Akali Dal-BJP government of the state was removing farmers from a disputed land against which they were protesting.
On 16 February 2010, 15 people allegedly killed him by beating iron bars and batons in Amritsar. Farmer leaders say that naming these demonstration sites after these celebrities shows the progressive and secular character of the movement against agricultural laws.