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Jun

Farmers Protest: Hemkunt Foundation

   Posted by: aman   in Other

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Hemkunt Foundation

We all know the yeoman service the NGO Hemkunt Foundation provided during the peak COVID-19 crises a few weeks back. Through their drive through oxygen service and oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators to those in need, the Foundation filled an extremely critical gap in the National Capital Region’s health infrastructure. They saved thousands of lives.

Two nights back we heard local goons had attacked the Foundation’s temporary premises in Sector 61 Gurugram/Gurgaon. The premises was ransacked, tents torn down. The attack was inexplicable: why is this NGO which served people without distinction of class or creed being attacked?

Now it is revealed that the reason was that during the crises, the NGO had quickly sought land to set up their premises. The land belonged to a Jannayak Janata Party leader. Yes, the same JJP which fought elections against the BJP, won on Jat votes, then betrayed their constituency and supported the BJP to form the government in Haryana.

The violence trail is so clear. The ones in power, the ones supposed to serve people, do not like the ones who actually serve people. The original agreement was the land was leased for 2 months. That period is over. The tent house operator has alleged that the NGO used the land as a warehouse and was allegedly contributing ration to the protesting farmers. The farmers are not only protesting for over six months, they also provided oxygen and COVID-19 medicines during the crises. Once again this shows the pettiness of those in power, those who own the land.

Over Twitter, the NGO’s community development director, Harteerath Singh has issued an appeal seeking 20,000 sq ft land at or near the Gurugram City Centre to set up a new COVID-19 centre. The pandemic might seem to ebb for now but a third wave is coming and without enough vaccines – due to government bungling – we are not yet past the crises. This time, may a large-hearted land owner come forward.

Meanwhile, today the farmers are marking the Sampoorna Kranti Diwas by burning the Farm Laws outside the offices and homes of leaders of the BJP and allied parties.

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