Amid their stand-off with the Centre over their protest venue in Delhi, farmers rallying at the Singhu entry point on the Delhi-Haryana border on Monday were busy commemorating the birth anniversary of the first Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev, by listening to 'kirtan' and recalling his teachings in a sombre atmosphere.
The farmers – a majority of them from Punjab and followers of Sikh religion -- have dug in their heels at the Singhu border for the last five days and are adamant on holding their proposed protest either at Jantar Mantar or Ramlila ground. All this while, their leaders are busy mulling their future course of action.
It was a totally changed atmosphere at the protest site on Monday – instead of the clash between farmers and police officials witnessed last week over the former's attempts to enter Delhi and subsequent enthusiastic sloganeering against the government and the new central farm laws, the protest site resonated to the sounds of 'kirtan' or singing of hymns on the 501st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh religion.
See the photos of protesting farmers who have gathered at Singhu-Tikri border (Delhi-Haryana border) offer prayers and distributing sweets to security personnel on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, today.
Farmers protesting at Tikri border (Delhi-Haryana border) offer prayers and distribute 'prasad' among each other and security personnel on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti
(with inputs from ANI and IANS)