Punjab kisan leader Sarwan Singh Pandher slams government over delay in filing FIR for farmer’s death

Sarwan Singh Pandher, the general secretary of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, questions the Punjab government’s commitment to justice by criticising them for their delay in filing a formal complaint following the death of a young farmer.

Sarwan Singh Pandher, the General Secretary of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, has delivered a scathing critique of the Punjab government. He claims that the authorities failed to fulfil their obligation to file a First Information Report (FIR) regarding the death of a young farmer at the Khanauri Border during the ongoing protests.

Pandher said that he was extremely dissatisfied with the way the administration was handling the matter and that it was “insulting the martyrdom of our martyrs.” To provide justice to the departed farmer and his family, the farmer leader stressed the importance of acting quickly and decisively.

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One of the main issues brought up by Pandher is the seeming hold-up in filing the FIR despite the demands made during the most recent discussions being accepted. The farmer leader expressed worries about the government’s sincerity in resolving the issues of the farming community, pointing out that the delay casts doubt on their commitment to providing justice.

The tragic incident involving the farmer who passed away occurred close to the Khanauri Border, the site of ongoing protests. Pandher highlighted the significance of filing a formal complaint as soon as possible to initiate a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the youth’s death. He reminded everyone that justice is denied if delayed and urged the administration to act accordingly.

The Punjab government has been encouraged to prioritise the interests and well-being of the farmers who have been leading the protests by the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary. To make sure that those in charge of the young farmer’s death are held accountable, he demanded accountability and openness from the inquiry process.

Pandher further emphasised that all demands were fulfilled during the negotiations, which adds to the ambiguity surrounding the cause for the delay in filing the FIR. Worried residents and the farming community have voiced concerns about the administration’s inconsistent response.