Punjab

Farmers in Shahkot celebrate Lohri by burning copies of farm laws

January 13, 2021 04:41 PM

 

SHAHKOT Farmers in Shahkot on Wednesday burnt copies of the Centre's three agriculture laws s on the festival of Lohri as a mark of protest against the newly-enacted legislation and burnt effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Several copies of the laws have been published and distributed in Punjab to burn them in villages and districts during the festival.

"Lakhs of copies of the laws have been distributed among farmers, by doing this, we want to exert pressure on the Centre to take back these farm laws," said a protesting farmer.

Lohri is a famous Punjabi winter folk festival celebrated mostly in north India, primarily in Punjab to mark the end of winter and the onset of the spring season. During the festival, Hindus traditionally light bonfires, socialize around the fire, sing, and dance together. Bonfires are a special characteristic of the festival.

The protesting farmers had earlier announced that they will celebrate Lohri by burning the copies of farm laws at all protest sites in the evening.

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