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Repeal of farm laws: At Singhu border, protesters recall a year gone by

Say won't turn back till farm laws are repealed in Parliament, MSP is guaranteed and cases withdrawn

Farmers at Singhu Border
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Jasbir Kaur (left) and fellow protesters celebrate after PM Modi announced the repealing of the three farm laws

Nitin Kumar Singhu (New Delhi)
From the 1984 anti-Sikh riots to the agitation at Delhi’s Singhu border against the controversial farm laws, Jasbir Kaur has seen a great deal. She was 39 when the riots broke out in the national capital in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Thirty-six years later, images of the passionate protests against the three farm laws and the pushback they invited brought back the trauma and had her heading to the protest site on the Delhi-Haryana border.

“I watched the police beating our kids on TV. Two of my brothers were also at Singhu since November 26 (2020),” says the septuagenarian

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First Published: Nov 21 2021 | 11:48 PM IST

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