Some farmers in Haryana have discovered a novel solution to assist the continued agitation in opposition to the Centre’s new agri legal guidelines by getting catchy slogans like “no farmers, no food” and photographs of peasant chief Sir Chhotu Ram printed on marriage ceremony invitation playing cards.
According to a printing press proprietor in Kaithal, photographs of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh too are discovering their means on to the invitation playing cards amid peak marriage ceremony season.
“We are getting requests from many farmer families and some others as well to have slogans like ‘no farmers, no food’ and photos of Sir Chhotu Ram and Bhagat Singh printed on the wedding cards,” mentioned the proprietor.
Sir Chhotu Ram was born on November 24, 1881 and is thought to be a messiah of peasants. He was instrumental in empowering farmers in pre-Independence period and fought for his or her rights throughout the British rule.
Slogans coined by a number of farmers’ unions to spotlight their battle have performed a pivotal function in serving to the agitation resonate with the plenty particularly town dwellers.
Prem Singh Goyat, a farmer from Dundhrehri village right here, is amongst those that has received the slogan printed on his son’s marriage ceremony invitation card.
“Thousands of farmers are protesting against these laws and we stand in solidarity with them. My son was getting married and it struck me… why not have pictures of Sir Chhotu Ram and Shaheed Bhagat Singh printed on the invitation card,” Goyat mentioned.
The farmer’s son is about to tie the knot on February 20.
He mentioned farmers have been protesting peacefully and the federal government ought to settle for their demand to repeal the three legal guidelines.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh since November final 12 months, demanding a rollback of the three agri legal guidelines.
The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the legal guidelines would pave the way in which for the dismantling of the minimal assist worth (MSP) system, leaving them on the “mercy” of huge companies.
However, the federal government has maintained that the brand new legal guidelines will carry higher alternatives for farmers and assist introduce new applied sciences in agriculture.