Outrage against inflation: In Punjab tractors parked by roadsides, farmers hoist gas cylinders, take to streets

9th July,2021

Outrage against inflation: In Punjab tractors parked by roadsides, farmers hoist gas cylinders, take to streets



Thousand of farmers on Thursday hit the streets in various regions of Punjab in response to a call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha to hold nationwide protests against rising fuel and cooking gas prices in India.

Farmer unions across Punjab protested for two hours, 10am to noon, by parking their vehicles at the side of the road and raising slogans against the BJP government. Women protesters too joined in by carrying empty LPG cylinders with themselves on their heads and raising anti-Modi slogans.

The farmers also honked the horns of their vehicles for 7 to 8 minutes to draw the attention of the Union government towards the rapidly rising inflation.

In Jalandhar, members of Bharatiya Kisan Union-Rajewal, under the influence of Mandip Singh Samra and Amarjot Singh, parked hundreds of vehicles on the service lanes of Jalandhar-Panipat National Highway from near Ramamandi flyover towards Ludhiana side. Most farmers who had parked their tractor trolleys by the side of the road put up placards on their vehicles which mentions ‘On Sale’.

The women activists said that the prices of gas cylinders have already crossed over Rs 864 per cylinder, which is out of the reach of the poor people. SO, now they had no other option but to return to the archaic methods of cooking on ‘earthen and bricked stoves by using combustible fuel.