After kisan malls, salons, street shops and gyms, the anti-farm law protesters protesting against the farm laws are now building houses at the protest site at the Singhu border to survive the heat.
The pucca houses are being constructed at places where the farmers had earlier pitched tents. For building ‘pucca’ houses with bricks, masons have been called from Punjab.
Karamjit Singh, who looks after the media cell of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), told IANS, “On Friday, farmer leaders from Punjab discussed constructing ‘pucca’ houses at Singhu border. The meeting revolved around ways to protect farmers at the border from the scorching summer. There are four houses built at the border, but their number is likely to increase. All these houses will be two-storeyed.”
“These permanent brick structures are being constructed by farmers at individual levels as a preparation for summers to install fans, coolers, and ACs, and to keep out flies and mosquitoes,” said Paramjit Singh of Samkyukta Kisan Morcha.
Earlier, the anti-farm law protesters had set up plastic tents at the border, in which they could live in the winter, but with the onset of summer, it will be difficult to stay in these tents.
With the construction of pucca houses, the inconvenience caused to the public is set to increase.
The Haryana police in Sonipat district has also halted construction work of ‘pucca’ houses at some places on the Singhu border after two FIRs have been filed against the farmers at the Kundli police station by NHAI and Kundli municipality officials.
It is to be noted that it has been over 100 days since the anti-farm law protesters have been protesting at different borders of Delhi against the farm laws.