Duo provides mosquito coils to protesting farmers


By Gaurav Saini

New Delhi, December 13th (PTI) Support comes in a variety of forms and from multiple sources – medical camps, langars, warm clothing and even pizza. And then there are those who distribute mosquito coils to the protesting farmers on the Singhu border.

Sahab Singh brought 12 boxes with 60 mosquito coils each from the village of Chetanpura in the Amritsar district of Punjab.

The 36-year-old and his friend Surmail Singh have come to the Singhu border to “save” the protesting farmers from mosquitos.

“Everyone brings something with them. We brought Kachua Chap (mosquito coils) with us after many farmers complained about mosquitoes,” says Sahab Singh, who is also a farmer.

The farmers have been protesting at several border points to Delhi for over two weeks and are demanding the repeal of the controversial agricultural laws. They claim this will benefit businesses and end traditional wholesale markets and the minimum support price regime.

During the afternoon, the two friends sit in their car and hold packages with mosquito coils in their hands. “” Kachua jalao, macchar bhagao ” (light the coils, repel mosquitoes)”, shouts Sahab Singh over the loudspeaker.

Surmail Singh, 26, says the farmers camp outside and there are open drains that are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The two started on Saturday morning and reached the border between Delhi and Haryana at night. “We started distributing the mosquito coils an hour ago and one box is already empty,” says Surmail Singh.

They intend to go to every tractor and shed to distribute the bobbins among the farmers.

“Some people organize langars, others have set up medical camps, we do our part,” says Surmail Singh.

“This is also ‘Sewa’ (service),” adds Sahab Singh. PTI GVS HMB

Disclaimer: This story was not edited by Outlook Staff and is automatically generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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