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Explained: How the Punjabi diaspora is influencing farmer agitation

The agitation is a massive alliance of unions - as many as 472 unions are associated with the movement, of which 32 are leading it upfront, and at least 40 involved in the talks with the governments

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farmers' protest | Punjab farmers | Indians abroad

Archis Mohan  |  New Delhi 

On the last day of 2020, farmers protesting on Delhi’s borders advised all hues of guests who had gathered there, ostensibly to express solidarity, to take their celebratory panache elsewhere. Instead, the protesting farmers ended 2020 by remembering as many as 50 of their comrades — “martyrs” to their cause — who lost their lives during the agitation that entered its 40th day on Delhi’s borders on Monday.

They also resolved to continue their agitation for the next few weeks, if not months or even years. It is rare for participants of a movement of ...

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First Published: Sun, January 03 2021. 20:04 IST
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