| Ludhiana |
Up to date: October 18, 2020 1:56:10 pm
Indignant over the shortage of protection on the continuing agitation over the farm payments, villagers at Daunkalan in Ghanaur block of Patiala district on Saturday staged protests towards a nationwide Hindi tv information channel
The protests, below the banner of BKU [Ugrahan] befell when the crew arrived to take visuals of stubble burning within the fields on Saturday.
“This channel has by no means highlighted the plight of the farmers who’re sitting on the highway and sleeping on railway tracks in an try to protest towards the farm legal guidelines. Now, they’ve come to take visuals of the stubble burning,” Bharpur Singh, one of many members of the union, mentioned.
“That farmer burnt the stubble after the union requested him to take action. We’re fed up. The federal government has not offered any options as of but. You’ll be able to lodge an FIR towards me as I’m accountable for this however any information channels who refuse to indicate our troubles will face protests sooner or later,” he added.
The farmers additionally ensured that the visuals taken by the tv crew have been deleted. The journalist on obligation reportedly apologised on air for arriving on the spot with out permission.
District president of BKU (Ugrhan), Manjeet Singh, mentioned: “We will maintain such protests sooner or later as nicely. Tv channels have been uncovered for displaying one-sided studies. These which might be impartial shall be allowed right here.”
“Even an illiterate farmer can determine the one-sided reporting. Therefore, this anger was justified. We aren’t towards any reporter, however we’re towards the channel as we’ve got intently watched them and seen the type of protection they’re giving us. They must be the voice of the individuals and never the federal government,” he added.
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