The farmers' protest is getting bigger and bigger. Political leaders from ordinary citizens are joining the side of the rebellious peasants. This time the family of an Indian army prisoner in a Pakistani jail joined the peasant movement. They will motivate the farmers by listening to their deprivation from being present there. Needless to say, their joining will add a new dimension to the peasant movement.
The family of BSF jawan Surjit Singh, who has been imprisoned in Pakistan for the past 50 years, left for Delhi on Saturday to join the peasant movement. Led by Aam Aadmi Party leader Gurudit Singh Sekhan, Surjit Singh's wife Angrej Kaur, his son Amerik Singh and some ex-servicemen of the city, friends and relatives left for Delhi.
Amrik Singh, son of BSF jawan Surjit Singh, said his father went missing during the Indo-Pak war. The BSF declared him a martyr. Later, others who were released from Pakistani prisons reported that his father had survived and was being held in a Pakistani prison. The family appealed to the central government from the district administration in the hope of his release, but no one accepted their request.
Yesterday, his family went to Delhi to express their support for the farmers' struggle. There they will tell their sad stories to the people. UP leader Gurudit Singh Sekhan said that it was good to hear the slogan of Joy Jawan Joy Kisan, but today's governments are not taking care of the soldiers and their families or listening to the farmers.