Widows of debt-ridden peasants join protest - ECAS Punjab

Widows of debt-ridden peasants join protest

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Tribune News Service
Sangrur, December 14

Many families of deceased indebted farmers who have committed suicide are gearing up to go to New Delhi to participate in the December 16 protest against farm laws.

These families, along with members of BKU Ugrahan, on Monday protested in front of Sangrur DC office and demanded the immediate rollback of farm laws.

"Our family has one-and-a-half acres and it is the only source of our livelihood. My husband committed suicide in 2018 after he failed to repay Rs 8 lakh. My 17-year-old son is the only earning hand. After the implementation of the black laws, we will not get MSP and it will multiply our problems," said Amrit Kaur, a protester.

Another widow Jagir Kaur said that her family owns 4 acres, but after the suicide of her elder son and husband, her younger son is only male member in the family. "Presently, we sell our paddy and wheat on MSP. But when MSP won't be there, how will we recover our input cost? We are going to New Delhi tomorrow and I will come back only after the rollback of the black laws," she said.

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