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AAP stages hunger strike in Jammu in support of agitating farmers

Jammu: Members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday staged a day-long hunger strike here in solidarity with farmers who are protesting against the Centre’s new agri laws.

Some social groups also took out a joint rally, demanding repealing of the laws.

The hunger strike by dozens of AAP members near Jewel Chowk in the heart of Jammu was meant to convey the support of the party to the agitating farmers, an AAP spokesperson said.

He alleged that the Centre has “introduced these black laws to benefit a section of corporate houses”.

“If farmers are not ready to accept these laws, the government should shun its rigidity and accept their demand by revoking these laws immediately,” the spokesperson said.

Thousands of farmers are protesting against the legislations at various border points of Delhi since November end, demanding that the central government withdraw the laws.


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