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Kisan agitation: Many will return awards against former

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| Updated: 01 Dec 2020, 04:47:00 PM

Chandigarh, Dec 1 (Language) Many former players, including Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardees, supported farmers protesting against agricultural laws, saying they would return their awards in protest against the use of ‘force’ against protesters during the Delhi Cooch. These players include Padma Shri and Arjuna Award winning wrestler Kartar Singh, Arjuna Award-awarded basketball player Sajjan Singh Cheema and Arjuna Award-winning hockey player Rajbir Kaur. These players said that on December 5, they will go to Delhi and keep their awards outside Rashtrapati Bhavan. They traveled to delhi

Chandigarh, Dec 1 (Language) Many former players, including Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardees, supported farmers protesting against agricultural laws, saying they would return their awards in protest against the use of ‘force’ against protesters during the Delhi Cooch. These players include Padma Shri and Arjuna Award winning wrestler Kartar Singh, Arjuna Award-awarded basketball player Sajjan Singh Cheema and Arjuna Award-winning hockey player Rajbir Kaur. These players said that on December 5, they will go to Delhi and keep their awards outside Rashtrapati Bhavan. He condemned the central government and Haryana government for dropping water cannons and tear gas shells to stop the farmers who were traveling to Delhi. “We are children of farmers and they have been demonstrating peacefully for the last several months,” Cheema said on Tuesday. Not a single incident of violence took place during that time. “But when he was going to Delhi, tear gas bullets were used against him and water splashes were released.” If the turban of our elders and brothers is uprooted, what will we do with our award and honor? We support our farmers. We do not want such awards, hence returning them. ”Singh said that many former players will go to Delhi on December 5 and return their awards. Singh, who retired from the post of Inspector General of Punjab Police, said, “If the farmers don’t want such laws, then why is the central government imposing them on them.” Will also join. Cheema said that many players including Kaur and Arjuna Award (Shotfoot) winner Balwinder Singh are supporting him. It is noteworthy that thousands of farmers of Punjab and Haryana have been protesting against the three agricultural laws passed by the Center since last six days on the border of Delhi. They fear that these laws will end the minimum support price system and they will be forced to remain at the mercy of industrialists.

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