Law & Governance

Farmer Dies By Suicide At Protest, BJP Leader Slammed For Insensitive Remarks

BP World Bureau | Jan 10 2021 11:54:07 AM
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NEW DELHI: 40-year-old farmer killed himself at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border, which is the epicentre of the farmers' protests, after consuming a poisonous substance.

Farmer is identified as Amarinder Singh, is from Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib, and he is one of tens of thousands who have been protesting against the centre's agriculture laws.

As per reports, he took such a step because the government had refused to listen to their demands.

Farmers have been protesting against; 

  1. Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, 
  2. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020,
  3. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.

Read: Why Are Farmers Protesting Against Three New Laws? 

Farmers demanded that the agriculture laws be repealed and the legal guarantees offered for MSP (minimum support price).

Singh is one of the farmers who died by suicide because of the centre's refusal to listen to their demands. 

Earlier, 75-year-old farmer was found dead at a protest site near the Delhi-Ghaziabad border.

BJP legislator from Rajasthan earned flak by accusing the farmers of spreading bird flu by eating biriyani.

Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra slammed his comment as insensitive and added that it shows BJP's thinking. 

PM Narendra Modi continues to defend the laws.