On Saturday, one farmer died in Patiala and Mansa in protest against agricultural laws in Punjab. Earlier, four farmers involved in the movement have died. A total of six farmers have died so far. Meanwhile, farmers’ protests continued in Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar,
Muktsar, Ropar and Sangrur in protest against the farming laws and surrounded the house of BJP leaders. Meanwhile, in Ferozepur, the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti has extended the rail roko movement till 21 October.
Harbans Singh, a farmers leader of the Indian Farmers Union Ekta Siddhupur, died of a heart attack during a demonstration in the Mahimpur Jattan village of Patiala. Farmers led by Harbans Singh demonstrated at Mahimdpur Jattan at around 9:30 am. Harbans also
addressed the farmers.
He then suffered a heart attack and died on the way to the hospital. Various peasant groups paid tribute to the peasant leader by holding a two-minute silence and at the same time gave him the status of martyr of the peasant struggle. On this occasion, the farmer groups decided to agitate their movement in the coming days further.
Six farmers died in the agitation so far Apart from this, Jagraj Singh (56), a farmer from Gaddi, who was involved in the ongoing dharna at the railway station in Mansa, died of a heart attack.
Provincial Vice President of Punjab Kisan Union Gora Singh Bhaniwagha said that the health of Jagraj Singh’s son Mohinder Singh suddenly deteriorated at the dharna at around 11 am. Doctors declared him deceased on arriving. Earlier, including Tej Kaur, a woman involved in a dharna in Budhlada, and an elderly farmer of Bhullarhedi in Sangrur, Labh Singh, four people have died during the agitation.