The farmers’ movement has been going on for more than five months against the new agricultural laws on the borders of Delhi. Meanwhile, a 25-year-old woman from West Bengal, who had been active in the agitation for many days, died on Friday (April 30). She was admitted to a private hospital in Tikri Border since 27 April. There has been an atmosphere of fear among the farmers since this incident.
At the same time, despite the outbreak of Corona, a case has been registered in Bhiwani, Haryana against the farmer leaders Rakesh Tikait and Gurnam Singh, who were involved in the leadership of the Kisan Movement, at Panchayats in different places.
According to reports, the deceased Momita Basu was from Hooghly in West Bengal. She came to join the peasant movement on 11 April at the Tiki border. She stayed here with different organizations.
A leader of the Kirti Kisan Union Rajendra Singh Deep Singh Wala said, “Momita came from West Bengal on 11 April to attend the protest. Four days earlier, her condition deteriorated and she was admitted to a private hospital where doctors found an infection in her lungs. He breathed his last in the hospital on Friday. “
Although members of the farmers union are publicly claiming that Basu’s death was due to a lung infection, a journalist named Sandeep Singh has confirmed on Twitter that the woman has died from Corona.
First confirmed case of death due to COVID at Tikri border protest site.
Momita Basu from Bengal has died.
She was protesting since 11th of April.
Farm unions have not publicly acknowledged that she died due to corona.
– Sandeep Singh (@PunYaab) May 1, 2021
They said that Momita Basu had a lung infection and was also infected with Corona. The journalist confirmed that this is the first case of death due to COVID-19 at the demonstration site of farmers along the Tikari border, where thousands of farmers are protesting mainly in Punjab and Haryana. The second wave of corona in India is proving extremely deadly.
Explain that in September last year, farmers are protesting on the borders of Delhi in protest against the three new agricultural laws brought by the Modi government. They are not ready to move out of the demonstration site even during a world-wide epidemic like Corona. Indian Farmers Union leader Rakesh Tikait said on Thursday (April 29) that farmers’ demonstrations will continue. He further stressed that his movement along the border would continue despite the rise in Corona affairs.
It is known that Section 144 is applicable in Haryana due to Corona epidemic. Meanwhile on thursday Bhiwani A case has been registered against Rakesh Tikait and Gurnam Singh for organizing Kisan Panchayat in Premnagar village of K.