INSPIRING THEM TO STAY PUT FOR 1 YEAR AT 86
The Morning Standard|November 27, 2021
DEFYING police deployment, barricades and water cannons, thousands of farmers entered the national capital on November 26 last year and began their protests against the Centre’s farm laws. In the last 12 months, several of them left the protest site to be with their families or get back to work. Most of them joined in alternate batches.
GAYATHRI MANI

However, there are senior citizens who did not leave the place even for a second. They have been at the protest site for 365 days. Winter, summer, rains, Covid and opposition from the establishment, nothing deterred them.

Nishtar Singh Grewal (86)

He survived lathi charge, heat and cold waves and even had a bout of Covid during which he was on oxygen. But this old man from Ludhiana did not leave the protest site even for a day to see his wife and children. Rather, he had become a popular figure for the massage service he provided to his fellow farmers.

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