Jalandhar, December 10
Upset over the treatment being meted out to farmers by the government, nation’s renowned sportspersons, who have won prestigious awards such as Padma Shri, have announced to return their awards. They had also gone to Delhi for the same but were stopped by the police.
They have written a letter to the President for the third time to return their award and have announced to march again to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 12. They have written that they are anguished by what is happening with the farmers and wanted to hear from the President of the country.
“We marched towards Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 7 and were stopped by the Delhi Police,” the letter reads. Arjuna awardee wrestler Kartar Singh said, “I belong to a family of farmers too, so, I stand by them in these testing times. “The farmers provide food to us while water cannons and teargas is what they deserve in return?” he asked. — TNS