Farm Bills / “Today, our oppressors are fellow Indians,” Says a 110-Year-Old Protesting Farmer.

Zoom News : Aug 13, 2021, 07:51 PM

The hand that grips the taking walks stick is shaky. But Gandharv Singh appears indomitable. The 110-year-old farmer from Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district arrived on the farmers’ protest site at Ghazipur a month in the past to sign in his resistance to the seven-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) authorities on the Centre and the “black legal guidelines” it has passed.

He has been tenting there ever since, including the burden of the records of the dissent he had as soon as took component in and lived via to the unity of the farmers accumulated on the Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu borders of Delhi who've been protesting towards 3 arguable farm legal guidelines for greater than 9 months.

The crevices of Singh’s face reflect the folds of converting instances in a converting India. “I was in my late thirties whilst the combat towards the British changed into at the upward push and accept as true with me, the willpower I see right here at Ghazipur jogs my memory of these instances. But today, our oppressors are fellow Indians,” Singh informed media.