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Former English cricketer Monty Panesar tweets in support of protesting farmers

In a tweet Saturday, Monty Panesar talked about the lack of protection to farmers in the three bills passed by the Modi government.

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New Delhi: Former English cricketer Monty Panesar Saturday expressed solidarity with the farmers’ protest at the Delhi-Haryana border and criticised the three farm bills passed by the Narendra Modi government.

In a tweet, Panesar, who is of Indian origin, talked about the lack of protections for farmers in the three bills.

“What happens if the buyer says the contract cannot be fulfilled because the quality of crop is not what was agreed , what protection does the farmer have then? There is no mention of fixing a price??!! @BJP4India @narendramodi  #kissanprotest #kissanektazindabad,” he tweeted.

Panesar was a spinner with the English Cricket team for seven years and debuted against India in 2006. He has played 50 test matches, 26 one day international matches and one T20 match.

He is also not the only cricketer to express solidarity with the protesting farmers. Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh tweeted photographs of Punjabi youth cleaning the protest site on the Delhi border Sunday.

Punjabi youngsters clean road at Delhi Border ‘We don’t want people of Haryana and Delhi to say that Punjabis came and made a mess here’,” he wrote.


Also read: Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial


Farmers’ protest

Thousands of farmers from states like Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh marched to Delhi to protest against the three agricultural bills passed by the Modi government in September.

 

 

They were initially stopped by the Delhi Police at the Delhi-Haryana border Friday with water cannons and multiple rounds of tear gas shells.

The central government later allowed them to enter Delhi but only till the outskirts of North Delhi, which the farmers refused to do.

Home Minister Amit Shah has also asked them to end their protests and invited them for discussion but the farmers rejected the offer.


Also read: Farmer unions say no to Amit Shah’s offer for talks, continue camping at Delhi-Haryana border


 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, Mr. Panesar (who has never lived in India) has overnight become a world renowned expert on farmer issues and hence has been prominently featured by The Print on its front page.
    Who lacks more credibility here – Mr. Panesar or The Print?

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