India / The Great Khali joins farmers' protest, says 'Govt has messed with wrong people'

Zoom News : Dec 02, 2020, 03:27 PM
New Delhi: Former WWE Heavyweight Champion ‘The Great Khali’ joined the farmer’s protest over agriculture reforms at the Tikri border on Tuesday. Khali showed solidarity with the farmers in their protest against the new farm law and urged the people of India to support their farmers in the agitation.

The Great Khali said Punjab and Haryana farmers are adamant people and the Union govt has to roll back the laws. The farmers’ protest against the three agricultural sector laws passed by the central government has entered the seventh day, with a next round of talks scheduled for Thursday.

Khali took to social media to share his videos participating and supporting the farmer’s protest. In the videos, the wrestler raised slogans with the farmers and explained the alleged losses that the farmers and common man will face due to the Farm Laws.

Yesterday, the Union government held a meeting with the representatives of the protesting farmers and offered to set up a committee to look into their demands, which they rejected.

After the meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, however, said that the discussion was “good” and the fourth round of talks will be held on December 3.

On November 29, most of the farmers had refused the Centre’s plea to move their protest to Nirankari Samagam ground in Burari on the outskirts of Delhi, provided by the government to hold the demonstration, calling it an “open jail”.

“Instead of going to the open jail in Burari, we’ve decided that we will gherao Delhi by blocking five main entry points to Delhi. We’ve got four months ration with us, so there’s nothing to worry about. Our operations committee will decide everything,” said Surjeet S Phul, President of Bharatiya Kisan Union Krantikari (Punjab).

The farmers are protesting against The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.