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Farmer in UP asked to show proof of 'life'
Farmer in UP asked to show proof of 'life'

Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 20 (TIWN): This is one story that catches headlines but continues to repeat itself.

Subhash Nain, a farmer who attended the panchayat, said, “The entire panchayat unanimously condemned those leaders (of political parties or farmers' organisations) who are not extending their support to the ongoing movement and unanimously decided to ban their entry in the village.”  “What's their relevance if they can't stand with the farmers during their battle for survival?” asked Nain while quoting the panchayat's views. 

The panchayat also decided to visit the protesting farmers in Delhi with ration and other essential items on January 16. 

It was decided to collect donations, monetary or otherwise, from each family of the village, irrespective of their caste and community, in support of the movement.  “Villagers have so far donated ₹4.5 lakh and spared at least nine tractors to take ration and other commodities (mainly firewood to protect farmers from the cold),” said Nain. He added that the village pradhan Jeet Singh had made a contribution of ₹21,000 and spared his tractor for Delhi.

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