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Farmers Protest: Sikh priest shoots self near Singhu border, dies
A priest from Haryana's Karnal died by suicide near the Singhu border in Delhi on Wednesday. According to his suicide letter, he shot himself in solidarity with the farmers protesting against three new farm laws. The deceased, Sant Baba Ram Singh, was a religious preacher with followers in Haryana and Punjab. He was a former office bearer in many Sikh organisations, including Haryana SGPC. According to initial inputs, the 65-year-old Sikh priest shot himself with a licensed gun in Kundali, on the Haryana side of the Singhu border. In the handwritten suicide note, found near his body, Baba Ram Singh said that he was 'hurt to see the plight of the farmers' and the 'government's oppression'. "I have witnessed the plight of the farmers, who are on the streets, struggling for their rights. I am hurt to see that the government is not giving them justice. It is a crime. It is a sin to oppress and it is a sin to suffer," Sant Baba Ram Singh's suicide note said. "Nobody did anything against the oppression and for the rights of the farmers. Many even expressed their protest by returning awards," it said. "This servant commits self-immolation against the government oppression [and] in favour of the farmers. It [The act] is the voice against the oppression and the voice in favour of the farmers," the suicide note, written in Punjabi said.
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