Tears and cheers as farmers bid farewell

December 18, 2021

/ By and / New Delhi

Mixed emotions dominate the mood at various sites on Delhi’s borders where thousands of farmers and their supporters have protested for almost 13 months. The happiness and cheer is clearly all around as farmers begin packing up to go back home at long last after their unions decided to suspend the farmers’ protest when the government acceded to all their demands. The farmers are thrilled at having won the long and hard battle against a government and forcing it to bend to their demands. With loud music blaring all around, every now and then the farmers leave the packing aside and break into instant dances. Having packed, as the caravan leaves and heads back to the long route home, at various places along the highway, supporters shower petals on the farmers and garland them, in a manner befitting any victorious army.