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Faces of protest: Meet 30 farmers at Singhu and Tikri

While most are farmers, some from other professions here to show solidarity; many say alternating with relatives to attend protest so fields aren’t ignored.

By: Express News Service | Updated: January 2, 2021 10:11:37 pm
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While most are farmers, some from other professions here to show solidarity; many say alternating with relatives to attend protest so fields aren’t ignored.

Jagroop Singh

Jagroop Singh, 48

Village : Pakhi Kalan, Barnala, Punjab
Family members: Wife, son, daughter
Land owned: 2 acres
At Tikri from: Nov 26 – Dec 18, returned on Dec 25

“I am here with enough ration to last me a year, there is no going back. My wife and children too want to join in… After all, this is history being written”

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Anmol Singh Bajwa, 17

Village : Makhu, Firozpur, Punjab
Family members: Grandmother, father, mother, sister
Land owned: 8 acres
At Singhu since: Dec 22

“I am doing seva at a langar… when I get free, I study on my phone. I also have books of 3 subjects… When my uncle gets to Singhu, I will return home”

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Sadhu Singh, 65

Village : Takhanwadh, Moga, Punjab
Family members: Mother, wife, two sons, four brothers, including 3 who are married
Land owned: None. Truck driver
At Singhu since: Dec 22

“My income suffers as I am here and not working. This andolan is crucial for our families… I am here representing my brothers who are farmers”

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Malvinder Singh, 48

Village : Mansuran, Ludhiana, Punjab
Family members: Father, mother, wife, two sons, two married brothers
Land owned: 26 acres
At Singhu from: Nov 26 – dec 12

“There weren’t many tractor-trollies so I decided to walk from my village (320 km away)… If the PM withdraws the farm laws, we will go back tomorrow”

Ravinder Singh.

Ravinder Singh, 42

Village : Kohar Singh, Firozpur, Punjab
Family members: Father, mother, wife, son, daughter
Land owned: 23 acres
At Tikri from: Nov 27 – Dec 10, back Dec 17

“We plan to stay put till the farm laws are withdrawn… My two children and neighbours are looking after my fields. I am in no hurry to return.”

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Sarabjeet Kaur, 48

Village : Dharamkot, Moga, Punjab
Family members: Mother, two sisters
Land owned: None. Sister’s relatives are farmers
At Singhu since: Dec 25

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Sardar Amreeg Singh, 102

From: Punjab
Family members: 9
Land owned: 55.7 acres
At Singhu since: Dec 1

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Jashal Kaur , 70

Village : Lambi, Punjab
Family members: 7
Land owned: 12 acres
At Tikri since: Dec 5

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Jaspreet Singh, 24

Village : Jalalabad East, Moga, Punjab
Family members: Father, mother, sister
Land owned: 3 acres own, 10 acres on lease
At Singhu from: 26 Nov – Dec 2, back Dec 22

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Gurdev Kaur, 62

Village : Bhatinda, Punjab
Family members: 6
Land owned: 6 acres
At Tikri since: dec 1

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Rajendra singh, 69

Village: Killari
Family members: 8
Land owned: Landless
At Singhu since: One month

Sukhvinder Singh.

Sukvinder Singh, 78

Village : Killari
Family members: 7
Land owned: Landless
At Singhu since: One month

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Darshan Singh, 65

Village: Alisher kalan, Mansa, Punjab
Family members: 8
Land owned: 8 acres
At Tirki since: Not known

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Gardeeh Singh, 67

From: Punjab
Family members: 8
Land owned: Landless
At Tikri since: Not known

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Iqbal Singh, 46

From: Bhatinda, Punjab
Family members: 6
Land owned: 6 acres
At Tikri since: One month

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Retd Major Singh, 76

From: Moga, Punjab
Family members: 7
Land owned: 12 acres
At Tikri since: 25 days

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Gurucharan Singh, 51

Village : Kotkhorda, Patiala, Punjab
Family Members: Two daughters and a son
Land Owned: 15 acres
At Singhu since: Nov 25

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Nirbhay Singh, 55

Village : Kotkhorda, Patiala, Punjab
Family Members: Wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandson, granddaughter
Land owned: 25 acres
At Singhu since: Nov 25

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Amrit Singh, 65

Village: Kotkhala, Patiala, Punjab
Family members: Wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandson, granddaughter, daughter (married)
Land owned: 12 bigha
At Singhu since: Nov 25

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Narang Singh, 65

Village: Sitawala, Patiala, Punjab
Family members: Wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, grandson, granddaughter, daughter (married)
Land Owned: 2.5 acres
At Singhu since: Nov 25

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Amarpeet Singh Bhinder, 47

Village: Mohleke, Amritsar, Punjab
Family members: Father, mother, wife, son, daughter (married)
Land owned: 2 acres
Here from: Nov 26 – Dec 18, returned on Dec 24

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Kesar Singh Baba, 61

From: Rupnagar, Punjab
Family Members: Mother, wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandson, two daughters (married)
Land Owned: 2.5 Acre
At Singhu since: Dec 26

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Jasbir Singh, 26

From: Rupnagar, Punjab
Family members: Grandfather, father, wife
Land owned: 6 acres
At Singhu since: Dec 26

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Amandeep Singh Dhaliwal, 23

Village: Talwandi, Moga, Punjab,
Family members:Grandmother, father, mother, brother, sister (married)
Land Owned: 6 acres
At Singhu since: Nov 26

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Ajaib Singh, 66

Village: Rasulpur, Ludhiana, Punjab
Family members: Wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 4 grandsons, daughter (married)
Land Owned: 5 acre on lease
At Singhu since: Nov 25

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Angrez Singh, 61

Village : Rajjiwala, Moga, Punjab
Family members: Wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandson, 2 daughters (married)
Land Owned: 15 acres
At Singhu Since: November 25

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Surender Singh, 60

Village : Mavi Sapan, Patiala, Punjab
Family members: Wife, son
Land Owned: 4 acres
At Singhu Since: Nov 26

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Binder Singh Brar, 45

Village : Matilo Rathan, Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Family members: Father, wife, 2 sons
Land Owned: 12 acres
At Singhu since: December 13

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Randhir Singh, 74

Village : Kathura, Sonipat, Haryana
Family Members: Son, daughter-in-law, grandson, 2 granddaughters
Land owned: 7 acres
At Singhu since: December 22

Chait Singh.

Chait Singh, 56

Village: Boha, Mansa, Punjab
Family members: Not known
Land owned: 5 acres
At Singhu from: Nov 26 – Dec 17; returned on Dec 21

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