While agitating farmers stay put at Delhi’s Singhu border to protest against Centre’s farm laws, a team of Muslim men are making sure they are well fed. A 25-member team of Muslim men has been serving ‘langar’ (community kitchen) since Wednesday to the farmers protesting at the Singhu border — the Delhi-Haryana border.
Led by Faaroqi Mubeen, the team of the Muslim Federation of Punjab says they have come to the Singhu border to “serve the farmers who feed everyone”.
“The langar will go on 24×7 till the protests continue. The farmers do so much for us. It is our turn to return the favour,” news agency PTI quoted Faaroqi Mubeen as saying.
“It is our responsibility to take care of the farmers. We are a team of 25 volunteers who are working non-stop to keep the ‘langar’ going,” Mubeen said.
Key routes at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh continued to remain choked as thousands of farmers on Friday held demonstrations for the ninth consecutive day, after talks between three union ministers and a representative group of agitating farmers failed to yield any resolution on Thursday.
The protesters had on Wednesday threatened to block other roads of Delhi in the coming days if the new agriculture laws are not rolled back soon.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday said the farmers are hoping that the government will meet their demands during the fifth round of talks scheduled on December 5, failing which they will continue their protests.
As farmers remained unyielding on their demand for scrapping the new farm laws, the police kept the Delhi-Haryana border at Singhu, Tikri, Jharoda Lampur, Auchandi, Safiabad, Piao Maniyari, and Saboli closed for traffic movement.
It said border points at Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri, NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera are open for travel between Delhi and Haryana.
(With PTI inputs)