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Old 17-Nov-2010
Farmers to prolong stir till demands are met

Mansa November 17:

After the death of an agitating farmer, Sadhu Singh (45) of Gehal village late last evening during the dharna, his colleagues today announced to prolong the stir that was otherwise scheduled for three days ending on Wednesday.

Worried over the decision, the administration held a series of meetings to negotiate with the agitators but failed to bring them at compromise. Demanding the arrest of all accused of the Beero Ke firing incident when a leader of the BKU (Ekta-Dakauda) Pirthi Pal Singh had been allegedly shot dead, hundreds of farmers and farm workers owing commitment to 17 organisations had launched stir outside the Mansa DC office yesterday.

Accusing the SSP and the DC of the death of Sadhu Singh, the protesters announced that they would not allow the administration to conduct the postmortem of the deceased till the accused of the Beero Ke firing incident were put behind bars. “Had the administration acted fare and nabbed all accused, neither we lodged the protest nor our colleague had lost his life,” they rued, adding that, “Now we will continue with the agitation till our demands were met.”

Supporting the cause of the protest, the bereaved kin of the deceased farmer surrendered all rights regarding his funerals to the unions’ leaders. Later, the protesters prepared two demand charters mentioning the arrest of all accused of the Beero ke firing incident; a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of Sadhu Singh, job to one of his family members and waiver of the debt upon the family.

Among others state leaders of the unions, Punjab Kisan Union president Ruldu Singh Mansa; BKU (Ekta-Dakaunda) president Buta Singh Burjgill; BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) president Joginder Singh Ugrahan; All-India Kisan Majdoor Sabha national president Hardev Singh Sandhu and BKU (Krantikari) president Surjeet Singh Phul were prominent, who kept flaying the government throughout the day. DC Kumar Rahul and SSP HS Mann said efforts were on to convince the protesters to relent.

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