Farmers’ protest: 75-year-old UP farmer, protesting in opposition to new agri legal guidelines, dies by suicide at Ghazipur border


Sardar Kashmir Singh, a local of Bilaspur in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district, hanged himself in a cellular bathroom utilizing a rope, police stated

Protesters maintain posters in help of the continuing agitation close to Delhi borders. PTI

Ghaziabad: A 75-year-old farmer protesting in opposition to the Centre’s new agri legal guidelines died by suicide on the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border in Ghazipur on Saturday morning.

Sardar Kashmir Singh, a local of Bilaspur in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district, hanged himself in a cellular bathroom utilizing a rope, police stated.

Deputy Superintendent of Police of Indirapuram Anshu Jain informed PTI {that a} suicide word written in Gurumukhi was discovered on him.

Singh wrote within the suicide word that the federal government should repeal these farm legal guidelines as these are in opposition to the pursuits of farmers, in response to a pacesetter of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU).

The BKU and a number of other different farmer unions have been spearheading the protest in opposition to the legislations at varied border factors of Delhi for over a month now.

In the purported suicide word, Singh expressed anguish that although some individuals from Punjab died through the agitation, nobody from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has sacrificed his life for the trigger.

He additionally requested the Sikh group to assist his household marry off his two granddaughters and to handle the home issues being confronted by his married daughter.

His physique was handed over to his grandchildren who too have been a part of the protest in Ghazipur, police officer Jain stated.

BKU nationwide spokesman Rakesh Tikait expressed his profound grief on the dying of Kashmir Singh.

He demanded that the federal government present an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh every to the households of Kashmir Singh and one other farmer who died of coronary heart assault on the protest website on Friday.

Tikait alleged that the federal government was testing the endurance of farmers. Till now 47 farmers have sacrificed their lives through the protest within the nation, he claimed, including that their sacrifice wouldn’t go in useless.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at varied borders of the nationwide capital for greater than a month demanding repeal of the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.

The authorities has offered these legal guidelines, enacted in September, as main agriculture reforms aimed toward serving to farmers and growing their revenue, however the protesting unions concern that the brand new legislations have left them on the mercy of huge corporates by weakening the MSP and mandi techniques.

Meanwhile, BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik stated in a press assertion that they may gherao the Uttar Pradesh Assembly from January 10 if dues of sugarcane farmers usually are not paid instantly.

Arrears of Rs 4,000 crore of sugarcane growers are pending, however the authorities will not be serving to them and is favouring sugar mills, Malik claimed.

A set of working suicide prevention helpline numbers is out there here. Please attain out if you happen to or anybody you realize is in want of help. The All-India helpline quantity is: 022 2754 6669‚Äč.

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