Farmers' Protest: Kejriwal Govt to provide free wifi to farmers agitating at Singhu border
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a step to show their support to the farmers agitating against the Centre's new farm laws at several borders of the national capital, the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi on Tuesday announced that it will provide free wifi to the farmers demonstrating at Singhu Border.
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After reports of farmers facing network issues, Aam Aadmi Party to provide free wifi to all the protesting farmers at Singhu border.
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The decision by the AAP government came amid reports of farmers facing severe network issues at the protesting site, limiting their access to internet and calls. Making the announcement, AAP leader Raghav Chadha said, that AAP will install wifi hotspots at the Singhu border protest site to help farmers make video calls and connect with family members back home.
"We want the farmers to stay in touch with their family. We have identified a few spots to install the WiFi hotspots. This is an initiative of Arvind Kejriwal and the party," Chadha said.
"A person needs bread, clothes and a house to live a respectable life... but now the internet has also been added to it. As soon as the demand comes we will put hot spots there. Signals will be within 100 metres of hot spots," Raghav Chadha added.
Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party have come out strongly in support of protesting farmers. Earlier this month, he had visited Singhu border, one of the protest sites, and reviewed arrangements made for farmers by the AAP-led city government. Last month the AAP, which has expressed strong support for the farmers, also made arrangements for basic living facilities, including drinking water, sanitation and medical care.
Farmers from various parts of the country have been camping at different border points of Delhi for over a month now to demand repeal of the three agri laws, which were voted through in Parliament in September amid strong protests by opposition parties.
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