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Farmer from Punjab dies of electrocution near protest site at Singhu border

Chandigarh, July 11 

A farmer from Punjab died of electrocution on Sunday close to the Singhu border of the nationwide capital the place protests in opposition to the contentious agriculture legal guidelines have been occurring for over seven months now, police mentioned.

The physique of Sohan Singh, 42, was discovered close to an electrical transformer near Singhu border in Kundli space of Haryana’s Sonipat district.

“He died of electrocution. Now we have despatched the physique for autopsy,” an official of the Kundli police station mentioned.

Singh had come to the protest web site to affix the stir final month.

Farmers, primarily from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting in big numbers at Delhi’s borders since November 2020, demanding the repeal of the three farm legal guidelines.

Enacted in September, the three legislations have been projected by the Centre as main reforms within the agriculture sector that may take away the middlemen and permit farmers to promote their produce wherever within the nation.

The protesting farmers, however, have expressed apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the best way for eliminating the protection cushion of the Minimal Help Value (MSP) and eliminate the APMC markets, leaving them on the mercy of massive corporates. — PTI

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