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Watch: Farmers burn copies of farm laws to mark festival of Lohri

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Watch: Farmers burn copies of farm laws to mark festival of Lohri

Watch: Farmers burn copies of farm laws to mark festival of Lohri

Protesting farmers at Delhi-Haryana Border burnt copies of farm laws to mark the festival of Lohri.

Farmers' protest against the newly enacted farm laws entered day 49.

Yesterday, Supreme Court had put stay on implementation of farm laws.

However, farmers said protests will continue.


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72nd battalion of Border Security Force jawans celebrated Lohri at the Poonch camp on January 13. Jawans lit a bonfire and danced around it on folk music. The customary eatables like peanuts, popcorn and other snacks were also present as a part of the celebration. It is known as a festival of farmers in Northern India and is observed a night before Makar Sankranti.

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Agitating farmers Wednesday burnt copies of the contentious farm laws to mark the festival of Lohri. One lakh copies of the three agri laws were burnt at the Singhu border alone, said Paramjeet Singh of Samyukta Kisan Morcha. Lohri is widely celebrated in Punjab and Haryana to mark the harvesting of Rabi crops. People traditionally celebrate it by circling around bonfires, throwing food items -- peanuts, puffed rice, popcorn etc -- into the fire, singing folk songs, dancing, and feasting on the festive food. Watch the full video for more details.

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