New Delhi. The protesting farmers, who were staging a sit-in on the borders of Delhi against three agricultural laws, have breathed a sigh of relief due to the news that the cases of corona virus infection are decreasing. It was being said that due to the cases of infection, the number of farmers at the demonstration sites is decreasing. However, farmers claim that the effect of corona infection was almost negligible at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders.
Kulwant Singh Sandhu, general secretary of Jamhoori Kisan Sabha and who was part of the team that negotiated with the government on the controversial laws, said that the number of people was not less, but ‘we ourselves kept the number of people at the agitation site low on the request of the administration. was.’
Sandhu told ‘Bhasha’, ‘Around 60-70 thousand people are sitting on the borders of Delhi. In a day or two, their number will increase to one lakh, but we will not allow more people to come. He said, ‘The administration told us that we (administration) will not take any action, so do not call people.’
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Anil Bhartiya, working in the medical camp of ‘Progressive Medicos and Scientific Front’ (PMSF) on the Ghazipur border, told ‘Bhasha’, ‘There have been no cases of Kovid in Ghazipur. Some people did show symptoms, but after giving regular medicines, the symptoms got better in two-three days. He said that in mid-May, only two people had complained of high fever, one of whom went back to the village, while the other was cured with the medicine available here.
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Pharmacist Fariad Khan of the medical camp located on the Tikri border also said that patients with cough, cold and fever did come, but they were cured in three days and no one needed to be isolated. Paresh Deswal, who is working as a volunteer in the same camp, said that people are not following covid appropriate behavior here, such as keeping a distance of two yards or wearing masks regularly, yet cases are not coming here. Deswal said, ‘We have spoken to the civil hospital of Bahadurgarh, but till now there has been no need to send anyone there for treatment.’
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Belonging to the farmer family of Bijnor involved in the dharna on the Ghazipur border and B. Harshit, who is doing the work, said that the farmers work in the fields in the afternoon when there are no cases of infection from the agitation sites, drink fresh buffalo milk, which strengthens their immunity, hence the movement despite the tremendous outbreak of corona virus. Cases did not come in. At the same time, Deswal said, ‘I do not say that immunity is strong, so cases are not coming here. The immunity of disease is strong even of the people living in the village, but people have died in the village. In my Rohtak village also five-six people have died, but nothing happened here.
Shiv Kumar Sharma Kakka, a member of the coordination committee of the movement, said on the question of the spread of corona virus in the villages, ‘The people who are on the (Delhi’s) borders are not dying, but are dying when they go to the villages. ‘ He alleged, ‘Due to the inaction of the government, corona has spread in the villages. If the farmer spread corona, then the infection would have spread on the border.
It is noteworthy that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had recently said that the corona virus infection has spread in the villages of the state due to the people coming and going in the farmers’ movement. Farmers are staging a sit-in on three borders of Delhi, Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur border, since November 26 against the three new agricultural laws of the Centre. Their demand is that the government should not only withdraw this law, but also give a legal guarantee of the minimum support price.