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One year of farmers' protest LIVE Updates: Thousands throng Singhu border to mark protest anniversary

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) will organise protests in different states today to mark the first anniversary of the farmers' movement against three farm laws.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 26, 2021 21:40 IST
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Thousands throng Singhu border to mark farmers' protest anniversary

Highlights

  • 1000s of farmers will reach protest sites around Delhi today
  • Farmers have decided to come onto streets in Karnataka, said SKM
  • In Tamil Nadu, SKM has planned rallies in all district headquarters jointly with trade unions

Hundreds of tractors bedecked with lights and posters rolled through the Singhu border protest site as loud Punjabi and Haryanvi songs filled the air on Friday to mark one year of the protest against the three farm laws that the government is set to formally withdraw. Farmers flaunting colourful turbans, sunshades, long beards and twirling moustaches danced on tractors, distributed sweets and hugged each other to mark the occasion that seemed like a festival. Thousands of them have flocked to the site over the last few days, buoyed by the government's announcement to repeal the farms laws, to mark the completion of one year of a dogged protest that saw a long dusty patch of the Delhi-Karnal road between Delhi and Sonepat turn into a makeshift town with bamboo huts and all the basic amenities one could think of. Children and elderly, men and women, carried flags of their farmer unions and raised slogans of victory "Inquilab Zindabad" and "Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Zindabad" amid passionate non-stop beating of drums. The assembly area near the centrestage saw a large gathering resembling the early days of the protest. The attendees included businessmen, lawyers and teachers among others, who belonged to families of farmers.

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  • 2:41 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:32 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:32 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 10:19 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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