Memorial dedicated to 58 Sangrur farmers who died during unrest against 3 laws inaugurated

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Punjabi Minister PWD Vijay Inder Singla inaugurates memorial named ‘Yadgaar-e-Shaheedaan’ built by department and district administration

A memorial dedicated to the 58 Sangrur farmers who died during the unrest against the three central agricultural laws in the district and on the Delhi border was unveiled at the district headquarters on Wednesday.

Punjab Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Vijay Inder Singla inaugurated the memorial named ‘Yadgaar-e-Shaheedaan’ which was built by the department and the district administration.

The minister, who was accompanied by family members of some of the deceased farmers and Deputy Commissioner Ramvir, said: “More than 700 farmers, including 58 from Sangrur, have sacrificed their lives fighting black laws. We want to remember their sacrifice and build their memorial. No less than 26 families have received letters of employment and 27 cases are being verified. “

The memorial bears the names of the farmers.

“The Punjabis have fought against injustice and participated in major movements in the past. This memorial is in memory of the farmers who fought against the regime led by Narendra Modi at the Center, ”he added.

Criticizing the central government for informing parliament that it had no data on farmers who died during the year-long protest, Minister PWD said: “The Congressional government has identified all of the deceased farmers and their awarded compensation. It is a real shame that the government says it does not have death data.

Taking photos at Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Singla said the community politics of right-wing organizations has only deepened the divisions in society.

“The RSS has only broken the secular fabric of the pluralist Indian society. But the people of Punjab are wise enough to understand their destructive policies and give them an appropriate response for committing atrocities against the state, ”he added.

Amarinderpreet Kaur (24) of Ramnagar (Ghumand Singhwala) said his father Rajinderpal Singh (51) died of pneumonia on March 18 while participating in the protest. “The loss cannot be made up, but my brother has found a job. I am proud of my father as he fought against black laws, ”Kaur added.

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