Muktsar, February 25
A 40-year-old farmer, Jaswinder Singh from Assa Buttar village here, who was arrested by the Delhi Police on the night of January 26 on the charge of violence, was accorded a warm welcome on his return to his village on Wednesday night.
Kabaddi commentator Jaswinder, a landless farmer who takes land on lease for cultivation, said, “I am unaware of the reason why I was put in Tihar jail. I was not involved in any violence. On the night of January 26, I had gone to search a fellow protesting farmer at Nangloi police station, but the cops bundled a few of us into their vehicle, shifted us to Paschim Vihar police station and registered a criminal case against us. I was released from the jail on Tuesday with the efforts of a panel of advocates formed by the DSGMC chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa and the Samyukt Kisan Morcha.”
Notably, Jaswinder was welcomed by the residents of Kotbhai, Doda, Kauni and Assa Buttar villages, who raised slogans of the kisan morcha and welcomed him by terming him as a hero of the area. Jaswinder said, “I am thankful to all those who gave a rousing welcome to me. I am a poor man, but got a lot of love from the local residents. I will soon be returning to the protest site at Delhi border and had earlier spent almost a month there. I am ready to sacrifice anything to get the three farm laws repealed.”
He said nobody from his family was allowed to meet him in the jail. Iqbal Singh and Chand Singh, residents of Assa Buttar village, said, “He doesn’t even own a small piece of land, but his contribution towards the ongoing agitation has made him a hero.” — TNS
Jaswinder Singh 40, who was arrested by the Delhi Police over R-Day violence, was accorded a warm welcome on his return to Assa Buttar village in Muktsar.