India: Cane farmers begin indefinite protest

Members of the Pagri Sambhal Jatta Lehar and Farmers Action Committee Mukerian-Gurdaspur, in protest against the non-payment of crores of rupees to the farmers by the Mukerian sugar mill till now, started an indefinite dharna today in front of the mill. The protesters raised slogans in protest against the owners of the sugar mill and the state government. Addressing the dharna, farmers’ leaders Shambhunath Bharti, Sulkhan Singh Jaggi, Gurpratap Singh Gurnam Singh, Ishar Singh, Omkar Singh Purani Bhangala, Manjit Singh Kolpur, Amarjeet Singh, and others said the dues of farmers worth crores were still outstanding towards Sugar mill Mukerian and it should be released immediately.