Punjab DIG (Prisons) Lakhminder Singh resigns in support of farmers

Punjab: Punjab Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar resigned from service in support of farmers protesting against three new farm laws. Lakhminder Jakhar said he tendered his resignation to the Punjab government on Saturday.

According to ANI, Punjab DIG (Prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar wrote to State Principal Secy Home tendering his resignation. He said, “I’d like to inform you of my considered decision to stand with my farmer brothers who’re peacefully protesting against the farm laws.”

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and other areas have stayed put at various Delhi border points, protesting against the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum support price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.

Earlier, Akali Dal stalwart and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had said that he has returned his Padma Vibhushan award in protest against the Centre’s farm laws.

SAD (Democratic) leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa had also announced that he would return the Padma Bhushan award to express solidarity with farmers.

Several international players from Punjab have also extended their support to the farmers’ agitation. Noted Punjabi poet Surjit Patar had also announced his decision to return his Padma Shri award. (PTI)

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