Peaceful protests are underway at both the Singhu and Tikri borders, where thousands of farmers have gathered from Punjab and Haryana to protest against the Centre’s Farm Laws, for more than 14 days. Meanwhile, Delhi NGO came forward to lend help to the protesting farmers by providing free WiFi connectivity to share their heartfelt stories across the world and stay connected with their families.
The farmers can get good internet speed on the Delhi border side while those protesting on the Haryana side, faces problem in their connectivity with the other side farmers. So these portable systems are helping them to remain connected better on both sides. The kids also use this opportunity to attend virtual classes.
According to Media Reports, several cardboard pieces were found hanging, carrying the Login ID without any password so that anyone can get access to it without facing any difficulties. “Free WiFi- from Your Abhishek” can be seen written on these cardboard pieces.
Abhishek Jain of this NGO said that “We started the facility of free WiFi about five days ago. We had originally come here to distribute food and other supplies. But, we realized that the farmers had sufficient supplies, it was mobile connectivity which was getting difficult”.
He also added that there is an issue of media coverage, through which these protesting farmers found difficulty in sharing their stories of struggle and resistance in their own words without any edition and adulteration.
The protesting farmers said that finding good internet connectivity is a blessing to them as they can video call their family members and it will help them to share their stories across the world. Now, they can get live news updates and even can post live updates from the protest site.
“Our objective was easy providing connectivity to help farmers express themselves through social media and stay connected to their families. We should listen to farmers as India is still an agricultural dominant country. In a democracy, their voices should matter” as quoted by Subir Dass, who is a volunteer of this NGO.
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