Tribune News Service
Patiala, December 2
Students from Panjab University and Punjabi University have joined the farmers’ stir at the Kundli border in large numbers with the girls taking centre stage. Besides motivational speeches, they render revolutionary songs and perform plays to educate the public on the farmers’ issues, drawing huge crowds.
Coming together under the banner Naujwan Kisan Ekta, the students have also started langar service at the Kundli protest site. Speaking to The Tribune over the phone, Panjab University’s Varinder Singh said, “We are here to express solidarity with the farmers as despite a peaceful protest for the past two months, they have been ignored by the Narendra Modi government.”
Raman, studying in PU’s Law Department, called it a fight to “save our farmers.” Arsh Singh, who is pursuing Masters in Punjabi, pointed out that the protest had now become a mass movement. Kanupriya, a former president of the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council, pledged support for the farmers “till the very end.”
Gagan, who is doing LLM, said, “We are spreading awareness in nearby villages on the ‘dangers’ that the recent three farm laws pose to the farming community.”