Sorrow after death of one farmer protester
Pallavi Gupta | New Delhi
Farmer leader VM Singh of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan announced his withdrawal from the support of the farmers’ protest on Wednesday evening. The Bhartiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) too has announced its withdrawal from the protest.
Outrage appeared among the protesters at Ghazipur Border after the announcement. Some protesters said they were already sold and were the main reason behind the violence on Republic Day.
Protesters removed and tore VM Singh’s posters, threw them on the ground, and started walking on them to show their anger. They believe that now, they know who is the foe and who is a friend.
VM Singh said, “I can’t carry forward a protest with someone whose direction is different. I wish them the best but I & Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan are withdrawing ourselves from the protest.” Both unions condemned the violence on Republic Day during the tractor rally and said we can’t continue the protest in this manner.
At Ghazipur Border, the atmosphere was quite fragile and people were sad due to the loss of life of one farmer during the R-Day parade. Many protesters returned back to their villages after the R-Day Parade to take some rest and to spend some time with family. Some of them went to do the last rites of the deceased farmer.
There were fewer protesters and elegance at the protest site than usual days. No one was giving speeches on the main stage, there was less langar Seva, and fewer people at the protest.
One protester said it is to give tribute to our lost friend. He added we all are in sorrow and disturbed because of what happened yesterday. Another protester said the violence was not part of the Andolan. They wanted a peaceful rally inside Delhi.
A protester from Uttarakhand said, our smile has gone with our martyr farmer. They further added that they won’t go back until the government repeals three farm laws.