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Protesting Farmer, 57, Dies At Delhi-UP Border: Officials

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The farmer has been recognized as Galtan Singh of UP’s Baghpat district

New Delhi:

A 57-year-old farmer on Friday died whereas protesting on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in opposition to the three contentious agriculture legal guidelines enacted by the centre final yr. According to native authorities, the farmer seems to have died from Hypothermia — a life-threatening situation through which the physique temperature out of the blue drops — triggered by the chilly wave that has gripped the nationwide capital and its surrounding areas.

“Prima facie, it seems that he died due to Hypothermia but we couldn’t do a detailed investigation as the farmers refused to allow a post-mortem examination,” the workplace of the chief medical officer, Ghaziabad, advised NDTV.

The farmer has been recognized as Galtan Singh of UP’s Baghpat district. He had been protesting together with different farmers on the Ghazipur border.

“Another protesting farmer today died because of the government’s ego. Today, 57-year-old Galtan Singh, son of Mohar Singh, died because of a heart attack triggered by the cold conditions. So far, 46 farmers have died protesting (the laws), but the government has no shame — soon its arrogance will end. Farmers will not hesitate from sacrificing their lives for this movement,” the protesting farmers stated in an announcement.

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and a number of other states have been protesting the three legal guidelines in and across the nationwide capital for weeks. They concern the legal guidelines will end result within the edging out of the standard crop markets, which is able to result in their exploitation. They additionally allege that by these legal guidelines, the centre desires to scrap the minimal help worth assure.

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The authorities, nevertheless, says the legal guidelines aren’t geared toward ending the present system however offering higher avenues to farmers to promote their crops. It additionally claims the legal guidelines will get rid of the position of middlemen.

The centre and the protesting farmers on Wednesday held the sixth spherical of talks. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar later stated the assembly “concluded on a very good note” and there was settlement on two of the 4 calls for made by the farmers.

A joint entrance of 40 farmers’ unions that’s main the protests has right this moment warned that it’ll intensify the agitation if their calls for of a repeal of the three legal guidelines and giving authorized standing to MSP aren’t fulfilled on the subsequent spherical of assembly, scheduled on January 4.

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