Fatehgarh Sahib/Ropar, Jan 29
Members of the District Bar Association, Fatehgarh Sahib, led by their president TS Dhiman, today abstained from work and protested the cases registered against the peacefully agitating farmer leaders. They raised slogans against the Modi government and offered free legal services to farmers.
AS Dharni, former Bar president said they condemned the hooliganism unfolded at the Red Fort on Republic Day. He alleged it was a conspiracy of the BJP and RSS to bring a bad name to the farming community and weaken its struggle against the three farm laws.
He alleged Deep Sidhu was an agent of the RSS and planted by the central agencies to hijack the farmers’ stir. He said it was unfortunate that the farmer leaders had been booked under various sections, whereas those involved in the crime had been spared. The lawyers decided to join the farmer’s protest at Singhu on rotation.
In Ropar and Anandpur Sahib, too, lawyers observed ‘no work’ in support of farmers, demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws. They said both bar associations had decided to provide free legal aid to farmers who have been booked by the police.
Ropar Bar association president Surajpal Singh, former presidents Aminderpreet Singh Bawa and JPS Dher said the country had already suffered huge losses on the economic front due to farmers’ agitation and no progress was possible till farmers were on roads demanding their rights. They demanded that the government must repeal the three laws immediately. — TNS
Lawyers offer free legal aid to farmers