Olympic winning fighter Vijender Singh throws his weight behind protesting farmers,” states will reunite the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – India’s highest sporting honor – if the”black laws” aren’t repealed.
Olympic winning fighter Vijender Singh has stated he’d reunite the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – India’s highest sporting honor – if the center doesn’t repeal the 3 controversial farm legislation.
“When the government doesn’t draw the shameful laws, I’ll return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award,” said the fighter, who won the first-ever Olympic medal for India in the game in 2008.
Mr. Singh, who’s from Haryana, said this while addressing a gathering of farmers in the country’s boundary with Delhi in Singhu at which Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh additionally talked on Saturday.
Vijender Singh is the most up-to-date in the lineup of sportsmen, artists, and activists from throughout the nation – majorly in the key emerging states of Punjab and Haryana – to get thrown their weight behind the”Delhi Chalo” demonstration, which entered its 11th day on Sunday.
A day before, boxing legends Kaur Singh, Jaipal Singh, and Gurbax Singh Sandhu – instrumental in assisting Vijender Singh to protect his Olympic bronze – made a similar announcement in the event the center didn’t heed farmers’ requirements.
Thousands of farmers have been camping along Delhi’s boundaries where they reached a week after times of braving water cannons, tear gas shells, and barbed-wire barricades of the Haryana police. They’re protesting against the laws passed by the Narendra Modi government in September.
Support has poured in from all quarters to the farmers whose discussions with the authorities have remained inconclusive until today.
Officials have stated they’d settle for nothing less than a full rollback of the”black laws”, also have known for a nationwide bandh on December 8.
The next round of discussions with the Centre is expected on December 9.