National highways resulting in Delhi have been filled with automobiles on Monday. Till late Sunday evening, there was a heavy rush on NH-44 with tons of of tractors, bikes, jeeps, vehicles, buses and vehicles heading in direction of the nationwide capital, with revolutionary songs blaring each few steps and protesters declaring that they have been prepared for “a long battle to save their land from corporates”.
Along the 178-km stretch of the nationwide freeway from Ambala to Kundli border, a number of cultural programmes have been held by the roadside to encourage farmers. From native cities and villages, teams of youth carrying flags have been seen welcoming these coming to Delhi. Langars have been arrange each 5 km to supply tea and snacks.
Ambala BKU president Malkit Singh mentioned, “I have been working for the BKU for the past 20 years but I never saw such enthusiasm for an agitation. It has become a mass movement, with every section of society coming out to support farmers. I believe that from each of Haryana’s 7,000 villages, at least a few vehicles have moved to Delhi to join the tractor parade.”
Several younger males from Haryana and Punjab, carrying the Tricolour and flags of farm unions on the automobiles, have been additionally heading to the rally.
Tarwinder Singh (26), a resident of Changera village in Punjab’s Patiala district, who’s pursuing his commencement from a non-public college, was one amongst 13 youths in a tractor-trolley: “We were looking after our agricultural fields as our elders have been camping at Delhi’s borders for the past two months. Now, we too are moving to support them. We don’t know when we will return.” Ranjot Singh (21), who’s pursuing his MBA via a correspondence programme from a technical college in Punjab, mentioned: “Land given by our ancestors is everything for us, it’s not a business.”
NH-9, which connects Hisar to Delhi, additionally noticed a rush, with a number of farmers carrying meals gadgets of their tractor trolleys for a protracted keep on the protest websites.
Harjinder Singh, a former sarpanch from Piruwala village in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district, mentioned, “I fail to understand why the government is not repealing the laws.”
Roopinder Singh from Rajpura city in Punjab chimed in: “I work for a private firm but I’m going to support the farmers. There is no doubt that prices of food items will be raised after amendments in the Essential Commodities Act.”