Peasants use weddings to mobilise support - ECAS Punjab

Peasants use weddings to mobilise support

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, December 6

Many farmers have deferred the marriage of their children till the rollback of the Central farm laws while others, who had fixed the weddings earlier, have been giving a well-orchestrated platform to all attendees to vent their anger at the Centre.

Night 'jago', departure of marriage party and even stage performances at marriage palaces have undergone a major change these days as all are mainly focused on targeting the Centre and mobilising support for the Delhi protest.

"Centre de kanuna di, lag gai navi bimari, aape hatjugi, khichlo Delhi jann di tyari," says a bhangra artiste on stage at the marriage of Baljinder Singh from Bhalwan. He has done engineering and presently, he is looking for a job. He also helps his father Gurjant Singh in farming.

"After staying at the protest site for two days, I came back as my marriage had been fixed for December 6. As I wanted to show my protest during my wedding also, I, along with my family, decided to use anti-laws Punjabi 'boliyan' during my 'jago' and departure of marriage party," said Baljinder Singh.

Some farmer leaders told The Tribune that at most marriages of farmers, a major portion of the time went in flaying the Centre for the three farm laws.

"As the future of farmers depends on the outcome of the Delhi protest against the Central laws, there are many farmer families who have postponed their marriages. Others, who had fixed the date of the marriage before the launch of the protest, are using the occasion to mobilise support," said Satnam Singh, Sunam block cashier of the BKU (Dakanuda).

from The Tribune

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