Hindu Muslim farmers show unity during Delhi march

New Delhi: Protesting against the policies of the central government, farmers of all religions marched to Delhi under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union. Despite Hindu Muslim riots of Muzaffarnagar, Hindu Muslim farmers could be seen side by side during the march. Though it is being tried to create hatred among Muslims and Hindus post-riots, the communal parties could not create a gulf between Hindu Muslim farmers. Walking shoulder to shoulder with each other, a large number of Hindu Muslim farmers reached Delhi and set the example of communal harmony, peace and brotherhood.

However, the farmers called off their protest after reaching Kisan Ghat, the memorial of Chaudhary Charan Singh. The march had begun from Tikait Ghat in Haridwar on September 23 and farmers from places as far as Gonda, Basti and Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh and the sugarcane belt of western UP joined the agitation. At least 30,000 farmers walked and travelled in tractors to Delhi as a part of the march.