A senior official of Punjab police has quit his job to give a boost to farmers protesting the three new farm laws, saying the pieces of legislation were “detrimental to the interest of farmers and their future generations”. Punjab’s deputy inspector general of police (prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar said he had tendered his resignation to the state government on Saturday.
“I Capt. Lakhminder Singh Jakhar, DIG, Prisons want to notify you of my regarded as and introspective decision to stand with my farmer brothers who are peacefully protesting against the Farm Ordinances,2020 which are detrimental to the interest of farmers and their future generations,” Jakhar wrote to the principal secretary (home).
“As I am myself a farmer by birth and same being inherited to me from my forefathers who tilled their agricultural lands with hands to grow food and serve mankind. I have at all times listened to my moral sense and now I earnestly feel that I will have to stand by my brotherhood,” he said in the letter.
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Thousands of farmers, chiefly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at more than a few border points of Delhi to demostrate the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum give a boost to price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.
“Farmers have been protesting peacefully for long. Nobody heard their problems. I am from a disciplined force and as per rules, I will’t give a boost to a protest whether I am on duty. I have to make a decision approximately my job first then make a decision further plan of action,” Jakhar said, according to news agency ANI. “As per rules, I have to give three months’ notice for such an action or I have to submit the paid allowances of that period whether I wish to resign today. I am in a position to deposit the amount because I have to go now. I am a farmer’s son and I am proud of it,” he added.
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Shiromani Akali Dal’s leader and former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said he has returned his Padma Vibhushan award in protest against the Centre’s farm laws. SAD (Democratic) leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa had also announced that he would return the Padma Bhushan award to express solidarity with farmers.
Several international players from Punjab have also extended their give a boost to to the farmers’ agitation. Famous Punjabi poet Surjit Patar had also announced his decision to go back his Padma Shri award.[ad_2]