Angry reactions after Sikh cleric ends life to protest government’s ‘injustices’ against farmers; ‘Modi government’s cruelty has crossed its limit,’ says Rahul Gandhi


Political leaders cutting their party lines have reacted angrily after a Sikh cleric in Haryana committed suicide to register his extend his support to protesting farmers. In his suicide note, Sant Baba Ram Singh said that he was sacrificing his life to express his anger and ‘pain against the government’s injustice’ for farmers. The 65-year-old Sikh cleric reportedly shot himself just days after attending the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that Karnal’s Sant Baba Ram Singh committed suicide at the Kundli border after seeing the dire condition of farmers. My condolences at this hour of pain. Many farmers have sacrificed their lives. The Modi government’s cruelty has crossed its limit. Leave your stubbornness and withdraw the anti-farmer laws.”

Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal tweeted, “Anguished to hear that Sant Baba Ram Singh ji Nanaksar Singhra wale shot himself at Singhu border in Kisan Dharna, looking at farmers’ suffering. Sant ji’s sacrifice won’t be allowed to go in vain. I urge GOI not to let situation deteriorate any further & repeal the 3 agri laws.”

Baba Ram Singh wrote in his suicide note that the Centre’s Narendra Modi government was not giving justice to farmers, adding that ‘it is a sin to oppress and continues to be oppressed.’

He was immediately rushed to Park hospital in Panipat but doctors declared him dead on arrival.