Over 2,000 women likely to join the ongoing protest at Singhu border in coming days


New Delhi (PTI):

Over 2,000 women at the Singhu border are likely to join the demonstration in the coming days.

The protest against the Centre's new farm laws looks set to intensify further as more farmers are expected to join the ongoing agitation at Delhi's border points to press for their demands.

Farmer leaders said that they make arrangements for the women coming from different parts of Punjab.

Multi-layered cemented barriers, additional police force and barbed wires formed the first layer of security at the Singhu border protest site.

Water cannons, trucks, containers and iron barricades, have also been deployed.


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On Monday, leaders of around 32 farmer unions observed a day-long hunger strike at Singhu border as part of the protest.

Agitating farmers have expressed apprehension that the new Agri marketing laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the "mercy" of big corporations.

The government has maintained that the new laws would bring farmers better opportunities and usher new technologies in agriculture. (PTI)