“First, they said the movement is backed by the opposition parties, then they said China and Pakistan’s hand was behind the movement. Then they brought Khalistan narrative. Now they say that the movement is hijacked by Maoists. They are levelling such allegations one after the other to defame the movement.”
“Let me tell you that there are 500 farm organizations involved in this movement. Never in the history of India have so many organizations joined hands for a cause. Can you force 500 organizations to come together?” asked Mollah.
What if the government uses force to crush the movement? “There is a situation of stalemate and no one can predict what is going to happen,” he said.
Another farmers’ leader who did not wish to be named said that they were aware of the government’s “crackdown mentality”.
But he said that at this juncture, the government will not dare to do so as there are lakhs of people camping in and around Singhu border. “Another bunch of people have just joined, and thousands are on the roads leading to the protest site. It will be difficult for the government to use force against such a big mass, but yes, I know they will come after me in the future and I am prepared for that,” he said.