Amid the ongoing farmers’ protests, a woman has alleged her sandals were stolen from the protesting site to stop her from participating.
In a video that is now making rounds on the internet, the woman has blamed the Modi government for the “theft” and urged the authorities to “return” her sandals.
In the purported video, she introduces herself as Thakur Geeta Bhati, head of Kisan Ekta Sangh women’s wing, and claims that the police and the government have ‘snatched’ her sandals to stop her from protesting.
“The police and the government snatched my sandals thinking that farmers will stop protesting. But I will fight barefoot. I will file an FIR against them,” Bhati says in the video.
Watch the video here:
ग्रेटर नोएडा : किसान आंदोलन में शामिल महिला नेता की सैंडल हुई गायब….बोली
— News24 (@news24tvchannel) December 7, 2020
The video shows Bhati surrounded by women and other protesters when she blames the police and the government for the theft of her sandals.
The video prompted many reactions on social media platforms, with #GeetaBhati, ‘#Geeta Bhati ka sandal vapas karo’ dominating social media trends in India.
Check out some reactions here:
Merko meri sandal laake Doo
Areee yarrr 😣 pic.twitter.com/wCFJs2SIIH
— Hrithik Kaul (@refugeepandit90) December 7, 2020
Jaldi hi emergency lagayi jaye desh mein jab tak sandal naa mil jaye – mota bhai
— Kissan Caravaan (@being_caravan) December 7, 2020
— विनीत ‘काका’ 🚩 (@VINEET_KAKA) December 7, 2020
These jokers are doing serious harm to the Punjab and Haryana farmers protest
— gobhi burnt (@bloodisfreelube) December 7, 2020
haha now ask her about Farm Bill what is it about 🤭
— Meenakshi 🍁 (@bhat200) December 7, 2020
Did Modi steal her brain too?
— 🍀Sapna Madan / सपना मदान🍀 (@sapnamadan) December 7, 2020
This is major concern much bigger than corona. Sarkar jawab de!
— Aarohi Tripathy 🇮🇳 (@aarohi_vns) December 7, 2020
The video prompted hilarious memes online:
— Dr. Riddhima Sharma (@Dr_Riddhima_) December 7, 2020
— Shivam sinha (@Shivamsinhagce1) December 7, 2020
— kidzone (@pinku_046) December 7, 2020
— Vishal Mishra (@SanghiMishra) December 7, 2020
— Manoj Singh (@imanojchauhan) December 7, 2020
— PROUD INDIAN (@uraj7777) December 7, 2020
Meanwhile, the protest by farmers challenging the three farm laws passed by the Centre entered its twelfth day on December 7.
Ahead of ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8 called by farmers unions, the Centre has asked all states and Union Territories to tighten security. The nationwide shut down is being supported by several opposition parties. (Follow LIVE Updates here)