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Educated youths hit streets against Bills

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, September 24

A large number of educated youths are coming forward to support farm agitations in the state, giving an impetus to the fight against Centre's decision. Many graduates and postgraduates have taken the command of the farm agitations across Punjab.

"My father owns 3 acres and it's the only source of income for us. I have done MTech but I am jobless. Now, the Centre wants to snatch the only source of livelihood from us through these farm legislations. It's unacceptable," said Gurdarshan Singh (26) during a 'rail roko' protest at Chhajli village by the BKU (Ugrahan).

Dilpreet Singh, another protester who has done MSc IT, said, "My uncles are farmers and I am here to express solidarity with them. We will fight till the last breath to oppose these laws."

Rajpal Singh, a BKU (Ugrahan) leader from Mangwal village of Sangrur, said, "The presence of educated youngsters in our agitations has given a makeover to the protests. They keep sharing latest updates with us."

Many protesters have cleared IELTS and completed all formalities to move abroad, but Covid-19 has delayed their flights. Since they have no work these days, they are devoting maximum time to farm protests.

Jagmohan Singh, general sectary, BKU (Dakaunda), said well-educated youngsters were attending the ongoing agitation as they had understood the "injustice the Centre has done to them".

from The Tribune

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