60-Yr-Old Bihar Man Cycles 1,000 Km To Join Farmers' Protests In Delhi
Writer: Devyani Madaik
A media enthusiast, Devyani believes in learning on the job and there is nothing off limits when it comes to work. Writing is her passion and she is always ready for a debate as well.
Delhi, 18 Dec 2020 8:12 AM GMT
Editor : Shubhendu Deshmukh |
Shubhendu, the quint essential news junky, the man who loves science and politics in equal measure and offers the complete contrast to it by being a fan of urdu poetry as well.
Creatives : Rajath
A free spirit who find meaning in life with the virtue of creativity and doing job par its excellence, animal lover and traveller by heart.
The farmers have been protesting at different Delhi borders for 23 days now.
A 60-year-old man from Bihar's Siwan cycled to Delhi-Haryana border for 11 days to participate in the ongoing farmers' protest against the three newly enacted farm laws.
Satyadev Manjhi covered nearly 1,000 kilometres to join the protest. Speaking to ANI, Manjhi said the Central government must listen to the farmers and repeal the laws.
"I urge the government to take back the three farm laws. I will be here until the movement is not over," Manjhi said.
The farmers have been protesting on multiple border points of Delhi for 23 days now. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday wrote an 8-page open letter to farmers, appealing to them not to fall prey to "the lies spread by the Opposition" regarding the farm laws.
Tomar said the government is ready to give a written assurance regarding the minimum support price (MSP). Meanwhile, The Supreme Court on Thursday postponed the hearing and advised the government to consider putting the farm reform laws on hold to initiate talks. The apex court also said that farmers have the right to protest as long as they remain peaceful.
Also Read: UP: Farmers Receive Rs 50 Lakh Notice For Protesting, Police Blame "Clerical Error"