Heads of protesting farmer unions to observe hunger strike today

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The heads of all farmer unions protesting against the Centre’s new agri laws will observe a one-day hunger strike Monday, farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni said here, as the agitating peasantry and the administration prepared for an escalation in the protest from December 14.

The hunger strike between 8 am and 5 pm is part of the farmers’ plan to intensify their agitation from Monday. Addressing a press conference at the Singhu border, Chaduni said the leaders will observe the hunger strike at their respective places. “Also, dharnas will be staged at all district headquarters across the country and the farmers will submit a memorandum of demands addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protest will go on as usual,” he told reporters.