Farmers in Haryana are planning village level signs to educate people on the Agnipath program
A youth and farmer panchayat held in Lajwana village of Jind district in Haryana on Wednesday decided to form village committees in the state to educate people against the central government’s Agnipath scheme.
The panchayat took place after a 60 km walk by a group of youths and farmers over the past three days. After the panchayat, BKU (Tikait) Haryana Youth Unit Chairman Ravi Azad said that they plan to train 11 or 21 members.
committees in each of the villages to rationalize people’s unrest and anger against the Agnipath project. delighted
Azad said, “The 11-member committees will be formed in small villages while the 21-member committees will be for larger villages. Young people, former soldiers, farmers and majdoors will be part of these committees. They will be responsible for implementing the call for unrest in their villages and neighboring areas in the future. There are nearly 7,000 villages in the state and we have asked everyone involved to help form such committees in their respective areas.
In the panchayat, which was addressed by local farmer leaders, khaps and youth groups, also decided to undertake two more yatras to further educate people on the alleged negative effects of the Agnipath program. These yatras will be carried out by bicycle and by car. The first yatra will be undertaken in Bhiwani, Dadri, Mahendragarh and Rewari districts while the second yatra will be held in Ambala, Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts. The calendar of these yatras will be announced in the next 3-4 days, specify the organizers. Panchayat participants also called for shaheed (martyr) status for all those young people who lost their lives during the agitation against the Agnipath project.