Thousands of farmers camping in the national capital since November 2020 against the central government’s three farm bills have gained national and international momentum.
Navya Singh, a Trans-Woman Model was born as Parvinder Singh Sodhi in Punjab, extended support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation in Delhi.
Navya told Afternoon Voice, “I belong to Sikh farmer’s family, feeling pained to see how my people are declared as terrorists. Unnecessary media publicity is making it worse for the farmers. I and my community members have decided to reach Singhu border in solidarity with agitating farmers.”
The 29-year-old makeup artist Praman Seth said, “Why in our country we all have to protest for our rights? Why does the government always doubt the intelligence of people? Anyways I will be joining the protest with my friends; if not anything I would go and sit with them in their struggle”.
Jharna a transgender sex worker said, “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in Delhi.”
Meanwhile, thousands of farmers who have been camping in Delhi NCR has now called for a nationwide agitation on February 6 to mount pressure on the ruling dispensation to repeal the laws. Pitted against protesting farmers, Delhi Police has now come up with innovative methods to check their advance. Police have installed iron spikes and wooden boards with big nails cemented onto the roads. Also, the iron barricades have been further fortified by concertina wires, double layers of concrete slabs further strengthened by pouring in the concrete mix between them to make them difficult to move even by tractors once the concrete solidifies.