Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Sunday that the central government was spreading rumours about the plight of bonded labourers of the state. He also added that it is yet another attempt conspiracy to defame the punjab’s farmers.
The central government and the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) have been endlessly declaring them terrorists, urban Naxals in a bid to derail their agitation against the farm laws.
Singh also reacted to the Home Minister’s letter claiming that the BSF had captured 58 Indian Nationals in the year 2019 and 2020 from the border areas of Punjab, and the detainees had purportedly declared that they were working with farmers of Punjab as bonded labourers.
According to the MHA letter, it has been further aware that illegal human trafficking syndicates use these innocent laborers ad Punjabi farmers hook them to drugs to make them work for long hours in the fields.
Singh declared that all these accusations against farmers were false and he mentioned ”Nothing on record suggests that these persons were forcibly infused with drugs to make them working for long hours, and it is incorrect to conclude that the intellectual disability of these people is drug-induced”.