Farmers observe ‘Black Day’ to mark six months of protests, pledge to continue

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The farmer agitation completed six months today, to mark the occasion farmers took out protest marches and raised anti-government slogans in Delhi, Punjab.

The protesters observed ‘black day’ to mark the completion of six months of agitation against the three Central agri laws.

Joining the call given by farmers’ unions against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws, farmers at several places in Punjab put up black flags atop their houses on Wednesday, India Today reported.

Farmers on Wednesday put up black flags and burnt effigies of government leaders at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri in New Delhi to register their protest against the three laws as well as the Centre.

Senior farmer leader Avtar Singh Mehma said black flags have been hoisted not only at the protest sites but also in villages in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, adding that villagers have put up black flags atop their houses as well as on their vehicles.

“Effigies of government leaders were burnt. This day is to reiterate the fact that it has been six months since we have been protesting, but the government, which also completes seven years in office today, is not listening to us,” said Mehma. All those in solidarity with their movement also donned black turbans and dupattas.

Police force has been in place at all the borders points, including the protest sites of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur, since Tuesday.

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