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Punjab farmer dies of heart attack at Shambhu border

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Neel Kamal / TNN / Feb 16, 2024, 13:58 IST

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Farmer Gian Singh, aged 78, from Chachoki village, Gurdaspur, died of a heart attack at Shambhu border protest site. He joined protests on Feb 13 for Delhi Chalo. Protesters mourned him as the first martyr of Delhi Morcha 2. They urge the government to meet their demands to prevent further casualties.

Punjab farmer, Gian Singh, dies of heart attack at Shambhu border protest site

BATHINDA: Farmer

Gian Singh

from Chachoki village in Gurdaspur district died of a heart attack at the

Shambhu border protest

site in the wee hours of Friday.
He was putting up with the protesters from February 13 when a call for Delhi Chalo was given by two forums of farmers; Sanyukt Kisan Morcha Non Political and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha. He was an activist of Kisan Mazdoor Morcha. As per the Aadhar card he was 78 years old.
The protesting farmers termed him the first martyr of Delhi Morcha 2.
Earlier nearly 750 farmers had died in over 13 months long protests against farm laws at the borders of Delhi or back in Punjab and Haryana.
Farmers stated that the central government should implement their already conceded demands to ensure more such farmers do not fall prey to struggle.

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