By Muslim Mirror
A history of Sikh-Muslim unity is being written in Shaheen Bagh. In a bid to express solidarity with protesting students and the courageous women of Shaheen Bagh, a group of nearly over 500 farmers from Punjab, arrived in Delhi in the morning today riding in over one dozen buses.
The group that includes men as well as a large number of women said they were from two districts of Punjab, and they are here to support the women-led protest in Shaheen Bagh.
In an online statement, farmers’ Union (Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee) leaders Joginder Ugraha and Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan said that,
The passage of CAA, the fascist agenda of BJP has acquired a new height. With this new Act, the BJP government at the Center has launched an attack on the people of India by imposing new principles of citizenship and through the NPR they are paving the steps to implement a nationwide divisive NRC.
“Modi wants to rule by making people fight with each other. He is not giving jobs to farmers, instead, he is making the Muslims and Sikhs fight,” NDTV quoted a farmer from Punjab as saying.
According to reports, the leaders of the farmers union went to meet JNU students and teachers, and thereafter marched from Shaheen Bagh to Jamia on January 15. As of 5:30 pm today, they are marching back to Shaheen Bagh.
“They are not associated with any political party, they are progressive people, and committed to social justice,” a person present at march led by the Farmers was quoted as saying.
The defining moment of these farmers offering support was when they selflessly set up a Langar (community kitchen) for those at the protest site. According to NDTV, they travelled with cooking gas and stove, huge utensils and made sure to cook up a hearty meal for those protesting at Shaheen Bagh.
The Shaheen Bagh protest, on now for more than a month, and has hit international headlines as women are spearheading the protests. The protests is an ongoing 24 X 7 sit-in peaceful protest that began with the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in both houses of Parliament on, December 11, 2019.