Weddings Postponed, Youth of Punjab Gears Up to Join the Farmer’s Movement

The young men and women of Punjab are making sacrifices to make the peasant movement successful. Many had to postpone marriages and they took up farming in the absence of their parents. After irrigating the crops, now the youth will join the agitation at the Singhu border.

Groups of boys and girls from Punjab have started marching towards Delhi. With strong tone, they have made it clear that they will be at peace only after the repeal of the new agricultural law and the guarantee of minimum support price (MSP).

The farmers of Punjab continue with their protest on the 11th day at the Singhu border. The farmers arrived in Delhi with six months of ration to sustain the movement. They have now given a call for Bharat Bandh on December 8.

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Farmer Kartar Singh said that his daughter Ritu was to get married on January 4. But due to the agitation he has now postponed her wedding further. When he left Punjab, he handed over the reins of farming to both his daughters Ritu and Pappan. They took care of irrigation of crops like wheat. He also told that his children will also be joining the movement soon.

The marriage of Naina, daughter of farmer Surinder Singh, has also been postponed from December 7. He says that Naina along with her friends will reach the Singhu border by Tuesday. Farmer Harbhajan Singh says that both his children are to get married. His daughter Parvinder and son Ravinder’s wedding was scheduled on 16 December. Weddings are postponed for the next month due to the movement. Both his children are currently looking after farming while he is fights the fight for survival. Soon the children will also participate in the movement.

The wife of Gurpreet Singh, a farmer from Hoshiarpur gave birth to a daughter two days ago. Due to the movement, Gurpreet could not go home, so he saw his little angel on a video call. He says that his wife has clearly said that he should return from Delhi only after the government agrees with their demands.

Under the leadership of Harinder Kaur Bindu, the women’s wing of Bhartiya Kisan Union Ekta (Ugrahan), dozens of women are also agitating on the Singhu border. Women from 20 years to 75 years have accompanied them. The women farmers are a major chunk of the agrarian workforce in India,