In solidarity with his roots, Haryana youth rides tractor to wedding!

Hailing from a farmers’ family, the young businessman said he and his partner wished to express their solidarity with farmers during their ongoing movement against the central government’s black laws.

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After welfare groups, workers Unions, sportspersons, individuals have also begun voicing their solidarity with farmers protesting against the three agriculture laws forcibly passed by the central government. Acknowledging the many hardships India’s annadaatas have to go through, a bridegroom in Haryana’s Karnal district rode a tractor instead of a luxury car on December 4, 2020 to honour nationwide farmers’ protests.

The young businessman Sumit Dhull opted for a tractor for his baraat procession instead of the decorated Mercedes car that was prepared beforehand. Speaking about his decision, Dhull said, “I belong to a farmer’s family and I stand by farmers who are protesting against the acts, so I’ve decided to choose the tractor.”

Countrywide, farmers have formed a united front to decry the three laws – the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. The two-month long unrest continues to grow in terms of support. 

Accordingly, the groom told the media that while he lived in the city, he remained connected to his roots, farming, and as such considered farmers as the main priority of the country. He criticized the government for using water cannons on farmers in winter.

Videos of the incident show family members dancing alongside the vehicle in full support of Dhull’s decision. His maternal uncle Surinder Narwal said that his nephew’s actions proved that people from all corners of the country stood with farmers in their movement to protect their livelihood.

Similarly, Dhull’s parents Satbir Singh and Sushila said they were proud of their son’s efforts and said that they would also help farmers in any way they could. The mother also said that they had decided to carry out a simple wedding because the couples wished to donate the excess money to Gurudwaras offering langar for the farmers’ cause.

The couple intend to join future protests to show their continued support to farmers.


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