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Support for the peasant struggle; Punjabi sports talents will return the awards

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Jalandhar: Former sportspersons and coaches from Punjab are protesting against the government’s crackdown on farmers protesting against the central government’s agricultural laws. Leading sportspersons of Punjab have announced that they will return the awards and medals they received.

She will arrive in Delhi on December 5 in support of the farmers and present the awards in front of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

‘We are the children of farmers and they have been protesting peacefully for the last few months. Not once was the struggle on the path of violence. But when they left for Delhi, water cannons and tear gas were fired at them, “said Sajjan Singh Cheema, an Olympic hockey player and Arjuna Award winner. He was speaking to reporters at the Jalandhar Press Club.

Wrestler and Padma Shri winner Kartar Singh, Olympic gold medalist hockey player Gurmeel Singh and former Indian hockey captain Rajbir Kaur were also present at the press conference.

‘All Padma and Arjuna awards received by sportspersons in Punjab are being returned. There will be about 150 medals, ”the athletes told a news conference.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, as well as Punjabi and pop stars Diljit Dosanj and Harbhajan Mann, came out in support of the farmers’ struggle. A meeting was held in Delhi between the agitating farmers’ organizations and representatives of the Central Government against the anti-farmer agricultural laws.

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