After briefly appearing to be fizzling out following the Republic Day violence in Delhi, the farmers’ stir against the agri laws on January 30 seemed to be reviving with more and more of farmers groups heading to the national capital from various parts of Punjab.
Various farmer leaders on January 30 claimed that with more and more farmer groups marching towards Delhi, there would a be a record gathering of peasants and farm labourers on the borders of the national capital by February 2.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) president Balbir Singh Rajewal said he expects a record gathering by February 2 at the border points of Delhi.
Farmers and farm labourers at some places including Sangrur and Mohali in Punjab observed hunger strike in support of farmers' agitation on January 30. Protesting farmers even burnt effigies of the Centre at 400 places in 14 districts of Punjab against the new farm laws, demanding its repeal.