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Muktsar youth get waterproof tents for protesters in Delhi

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Tribune News Service

Muktsar, December 5

A group of young farmers from Muktsar have arranged waterproof tents for the shelterless at the Tikri border.

Jagdish Dhanoa from Kotli Dewan village and Arshdeep Singh Robin Brar from Bhagsar village, along with some of their friends, have gone to support the farmers in tractor-trailers.

They have bought 10 waterproof tents along. Speaking on the phone, Arshdeep Singh Robin Brar said, “Many people are coming on two-wheelers. For their convenience, we have bought tents here. Two persons can stay in one tent. Not just youngsters, six elderly persons too are staying in our tents. At present, 20 persons are staying with us. We are thankful to our friends in Delhi and abroad for funding us.”

He added, “We are planning to buy some more tents and slippers for some elderly farmers. We have plenty of everything here. The need of the hour is waterproof tents as the MeT Department has predicted rain in the coming days.”

Meanwhile, Jagmel Singh, an elderly farmer from Amritsar district, said he had seen the young farmers not just offering accommodation, but also distributing handwritten charts with slogans like “we are farmers, not terrorists”.

Meanwhile, the protesting farmers could be seen cleaning protest sites so that people living in the neighbourhood were not put to inconvenience. Young farmers from Muktsar district collected garbage from roadsides at the Tikri border. Gurpreet Singh, sarpanch, Khokhar village, said, “We have been appealing to the farmers to keep the sites clean. We have cleaned a long stretch and will continue the cleanliness drive.”

Khushwant Singh Bahla, president, Bariwala block, Bharti Kisan Union (Sidhupur), said, “We make it a point to clean the areas as we prepare food here.”

from The Tribune

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