The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has announced to build a memorial for farmers in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh at the same place where the violence took place on October 3. This announcement was made in the last Ardas held in Tikunia on Tuesday. A memorial to four farmers and a journalist will be built in Tikunia. This will be the third memorial within a year of the farmers’ movement, which has been announced to be built.
Earlier, announcements have been made to build a farmer memorial at Meerut and Ghazipur border. What will be the farmer memorial to be built in Tikunia? What will be made there? How much will it cost…? On this ‘Dainik’ spoke to Gurdwara Committee President Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
Read what he said?
A memorial will be built at the same place where this incident happened.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa told that we will build a Martyr Kisan Smarak in Tikunia at almost the same place where four farmers and a journalist have been martyred. For this we need about one and a half to two acres of land. We will talk to the local farm owners for the land. Will buy land from them.
Statue of the five will be installed, will write the whole incident on the stones
Statues of four farmers and one journalist will be installed at this site. The entire incident will be inscribed in black letters on the stones which will be installed on the memorial. Manjinder Sirsa said that where the massacre took place, a memorial would be built so that the generations to come remember how the government perpetrated the atrocities, but the farmers were not suppressed.
One crore estimated to be spent on the memorial
Sirsa said that about one crore rupees is expected to be spent on this entire monument from land to construction. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will bear the cost of this. Not a single rupee will be charged from anyone for this.
Symbolic Martyrs Memorial at Ghazipur Border
On 6 April 2021, Rakesh Tikait, national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, temporarily set up a symbolic martyr memorial at the Ghazipur border in Delhi-UP. Medha Patkar had reached Ghazipur border with soil and water of 800 villages from Gujarat for the martyr memorial. Apart from this, soil was also brought from many historical places including Jallianwala Bagh, Red Fort.
Jayant had announced to build a farmer memorial in Meerut
Rashtriya Lok Dal President Jayant Chaudhary had tweeted on April 17, 2021, saying that he would build a memorial in the memory of the farmers who were martyred in the farmers’ movement. He had told that instead of building the office on the land which was seen for the party office in Meerut, a memorial would be built. However, no concrete implementation of this plan has been done so far.