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Farmers Protest: Farmers in Punjab, Haryana, hoist black flag atop houses to mark six months of protest against three farm laws

Farmers at several places in Punjab, Haryana put up black flags atop their houses on Wednesday, joining a ‘black day’ call given by protesting farmer unions to mark six months of their agitation at Delhi borders.

Samkyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions, had announced that farmers will observe May 26 as ‘black day’ to mark the completion of six months of their protest against three farm laws.

Farmers at Ghaziabad border protest and observe ‘black day’, as their agitation against Farm Laws continues.

People put up black flags at their houses and on their tractors in Chabba village of Amritsar, as the farmers protesting against the Farm Laws, observe ‘Black Day’ on Monday.

Farmers protested at the Singapura lights point in Zirakpur. Slogans against the Centre were raised in Landran village. In Amritsar, farmers raised anti-government slogans and burnt effigies of central government leaders.

Early morning, the SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal also raised a black flag at his house in Badal village in Muktsar district and urged the Central government to accept the demand of protesting farmers.

Rakesh Tikait said that we are also carrying the tricolour. It has been 6 months now, but Govt is not listening to us. So farmers are putting up black flags. It’ll be done peacefully. We’re following COVID protocols. Nobody is coming here.

Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni has appealed farmers to hoist black flags on their houses.

Other political parties including the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have extended their support to the farmers’ call of observing the day as ‘black day’.

 

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