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Prominent American Sikh Gurinder Khalsa Supports Farmers’ Protest | India News


AMBALA: Rosa Parks Trailblazer recipient Gurinder Singh Khalsa from Indianapolis, Indiana, visited the Singhu Border Farmers’ Protest in Delhi on Monday and addressed the meeting.
Gurinder Singh, who is also chairman of the US-based Sikhs Political Action Committee (SikhsPAC), fully supported farmers’ agitation against the Center’s government’s three controversial agricultural marketing laws.
Gurinder Singh previously wrote to Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) with a request to share his thoughts and join the protest at the Singhu border.
In his letter, Gurinder Singh said: “I, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, President of SikhsPAC, fully support and support Kisan Ekta Morcha on an individual level. I am currently in India and would like to share my thoughts. I will join the protest at Singhu Border Kisan Ekta Morcha for two days, March 29-30, 2021. ”
Speaking to TOI, Gurinder Singh said: “The control of the right-wing powers (BJP and RSS) in India is strong and the opposition parties are so weak that they could not weaken the strength of the government. Only a revolution can break this strength and If the ongoing revolution does not succeed, then the next one will come very late. And it will be too late for this nation, therefore, it is very important to give strength to this revolution.
Addressing farmers from the stage, Singh said the diaspora is closely monitoring the ongoing protests.
“I want to thank the farmer leaders, the farmers of Punjab and Haryana and other states, who carried out and spearheaded the protest across India against the black laws of the Indian government. We thank all the brothers in the country and abroad who are supporting and serving this agitation with body, mind and money ”, said Gurinder Singh.
“I also want to thank the farmers of Haryana for giving their full support to this upheaval, who have shown their Punjabi brothers that they are no less than them,” said Gurinder Singh.
He said that there are a large number of family members of farmers settled all over the world, especially in Punjab and Haryana. “Through the power of the media around the world, we (the diaspora) are putting immense pressure on the governments of different countries and you (the farmers) need not worry. Even magazines like Time are giving cover space to our sisters, for whom the world’s leading figures don’t easily find space. We should be grateful for this and live lively, “said Gurinder Singh in his speech.
“Wherever Punjab-Haryana farmers settle around the world, they are holding protests and demonstrations against agricultural laws. At the local, state and federal level abroad, we have exerted immense pressure on the government against the laws and we have collaborated with the media; so that the voice of Indian farmers reaches the whole world, “said Gurinder.
Announcement to aid in the publication of the book launched from the SKM stage on Monday, called “Krishi Kanoonon Mei Kala Kya Hai?” – What is black in farm laws? – written by attorney Joginder Singh Toor; Gurinder Singh said: “Mr. Toor has written this book, which will help people learn about farm laws. I am announcing you from this stage to assist in the publication of every 10,000 copies of this book in the Punjabi and Hindi languages. ”
Urging farmers not to back down, Gurinder Singh said: “I urge all brothers and sisters that success is very close. Don’t back down now. Due to their efforts, today the voice of farmers resounds in the UN (United Nations) and America and farmers in other countries have also begun to raise their voices. This leadership is now showing the way to the world’s farmers. ”
When asked about the support offered by Gurinder Singh, SKM leader Darshan Pal said: “It is good that you made an announcement to help in the publication of the released book related to farm laws. Whoever kisan andolan Successful (farmers’ movement) like kisan andolan whether they are in America, England, or whether they are Sikhs or non-Sikhs, we welcome them. ”

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