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No work for days as Sangrur farmers lay siege to DC’s office

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Sangrur, October 26

No work has been possible at the district administrative complex (DAC) here since Friday as protesting farmers have laid siege to the building and blocked all entry points.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ramvir and other senior officers have not been able to enter their offices since Friday as protesters, under the banner of the BKU (Ugrahan), are demanding compensation and a government job to the next of kin of deceased farmer Meghraj Nagri, who died during a protest against the farm Acts near Benra village on October 9.

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Amrik Singh, Dist Head, BKU (Ugrahan)

'Accept demands'

Meghraj Nagri laid down his life fighting against the farm Acts. We will not end the protest unless our demands are accepted.

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Nagri's body has been lying in a hospital as family and union members have refused to perform the cremation.

The DAC has a majority of offices of all district-level officers, including the DC, Secretary, Regional Transport Authority , District Food and Civil Supply Controller, District Social Welfare Officer, District Education Officer and Civil Surgeon. "I want to get my old-age pension restored. However, I couldn't enter the complex as protesters have blocked all entry points," said Jagdeep Singh, a senior citizen from Dirba. "We are trying to convince farmers to lift their protest," said , Sangrur DC. — TNS



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