- Since November 26, farmers are standing on the three borders of Delhi, Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur border.
- General Secretary of Jamhuri Kisan Sabha said – we will not invite more people than this now
- Till now no case of corona has been reported from all the three picketing sites.
The protesting farmers, who were staging a sit-in on the borders of Delhi against three agricultural laws, have breathed a sigh of relief due to the news that the cases of corona virus infection are decreasing. It was being said that due to
kept the number of people at the movement site low
Kulwant Singh Sandhu, general secretary of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha and who was part of the team that negotiated with the government on the controversial laws, said that the number of people was not less, but “we ourselves reduced the number of people at the agitation site on the request of the administration.” Sandhu said, “Around 60-70 thousand people are sitting on the borders of Delhi. Their number will increase to one lakh in a day or two, but we will not allow more people to come.”
fighting a little to lose life
“The administration told us that we (administration) will not take any action, so don’t call people,” he said. On the question of no cases of infection coming from the three movement sites despite the tremendous wave of the epidemic, Sandhu said, “If there will be any case of corona virus, why will we not tell? We are fighting to give life… we are fighting a little to lose life.”
some people had symptoms but they got better
He claimed, “Two deaths at the Singhu border were reported to be due to corona virus but they were not due to corona. One person died of high sugar and the other died of a heart attack. Although the people who came in the movement say that some people showed symptoms of cough, cold but they got cured in two-three days.
Kovid case did not come on Ghazipur border
Anil Bhartiya, who is working in the medical camp of ‘Progressive Medicos and Scientific Front’ (PMSF) on the Ghazipur border, said, “There have been no cases of Kovid in Ghazipur. Some people did show symptoms, but after giving regular medicines, the symptoms got better in two-three days. He said that in mid-May, only two people had complained of high fever, one of whom went back to the village while the other got cured with the medicine available here.
no one needed to isolate
Pharmacist Fariad Khan of the medical camp located on the Tikri border also said that patients with cough, cold and fever did come, but they were cured in three days and no one needed to be isolated. Paresh Deswal, who is working as a volunteer in the same camp, said that even though people are not following the appropriate covid behavior, such as keeping a distance of two yards or wearing masks regularly, still cases are not coming here.
Farmers have strong immunity
Volunteer Deswal said, “We have spoken to the civil hospital in Bahadurgarh but till now no one has needed to be sent there for treatment.” Belonging to the farmer family of Bijnor involved in the dharna on the Ghazipur border and B.A. from an institute in Noida. Harshit, who is doing the work, said that the farmers work in the fields in the afternoon when there are no cases of infection from the agitation sites, drink fresh buffalo milk, which strengthens their immunity, hence the movement despite the tremendous outbreak of corona virus. Cases did not come up.
Movement going on since 26 November
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had recently said that the corona virus infection has spread in the villages of the state due to the movement of people in the farmers’ movement. Farmers have been staging a sit-in on three borders of Delhi, Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur border, since November 26 against the three new agricultural laws of the Centre. Their demand is that the government should not only withdraw this law, but also give a legal guarantee of the minimum support price.