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Centre wants to kill farming, says Medha Patkar

Social activist Medha Patkar, along with other farmer leaders, today visited Sunam, native town of martyr Udham Singh, to take soil for the Mitti Satyagraha Yatra, a procession started to support the agitation against the farm laws. She addressed the protesters and sought their support.

“The government wants to kill farming, without which our country cannot survive,” said Patkar. She, along with other leaders, paid homage to martyr Udham Singh at a memorial, and also interacted with women. She has been collecting soil from various native towns of martyrs to take it to the New Delhi border for constructing a memorial to remember the farmers and labourers, who died during the ongoing agitation.

“Our farmers and labourers are sacrificing their lives to save farming, but our government is unmoved. We need to stay united as corporate houses are trying to encroach farming,” she said.Samyukt Kisan Morcha leader Sunilam, BKU (Dakaunda) leader Santram Chhajli, Democratic Teacher front leader Harbhwan Gurne and other farmer leaders accompanied her. “She stayed at Chhajli last night and went back to the New Delhi border after taking soil from Sunam,” said BKU (Ugrahan) leader Janak Singh Bhutal.

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