A Sikh priest commits suicide at farmers' protest site: Leaves shocking reason in his suicide note!

In a shocking development amid the heating and incessant agitations from the farmers, Baba Ram Singh, the Sikh priest from Gurdwara, Haryana, has committed suicide to express his anger and pain against the government's injustice against the farmers, which grieved the peasants even as they continue their protests against the three farm bills for twenty-two straight days. 

According to reports, Baba Ram Singh had committed suicide by shooting himself at the site of the protests. The 65-year-old priest was at the Delhi-Sonipat border at Kundli and he reached the border on the evening hours of Tuesday. The area is around 2 kilometers from the Singhu border, which is the epicenter of farmers' protests. He was protesting against the farm laws and on the night hours of Wednesday, he committed suicide at the protest site by shooting himself. 

The incident had shocked the fellow farmers and following the development, he was taken to the hospital. However, he was declared dead on arrival by the doctors. Baba Ram Singh had left a suicide note in which he wrote, "I feel the pain of farmers fighting to ensure their rights. I share their pain because the government is not doing justice to them. To inflict injustice is a sin, but it is also a sin to tolerate injustice. To support farmers, some have returned their awards to the government. I have decided to sacrifice myself". 

Deputy Police Commissioner of Sonipat Shyam Lal Poonia said Baba Ram Singh had shot himself inside the car and he was rushed to Park hospital in Panipat and he was declared dead on arrival. According to reports, Baba Ram Singh, on Wednesday hours before committing suicide, had met Gurnam Singh Charhuni, the Chief of Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, and expressed his concerns over the deadlock between the farmers and the Central government. 

After knowing that Ram Singh had committed suicide, Charhuni said that they had met for around 45 minutes and Ram Singh had asked about the current situation of farmers and he was more concerned about their protests. By expressing condolences, Charhuni said Ram Singh has made a very big sacrifice. The reports say that his funeral will be taking place on Friday. 

As his suicide had shocked the nation, many opposition leaders had paid their condolences. By taking to Twitter, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "Sant Baba Ram Singh from Karnal died by suicide over the farmers' condition at Kundli border. My condolences in this moment of grief. Many farmers had sacrificed their lives. The Modi government has crossed all the limits of cruelty". "Stop being adamant, take back the anti-farmer laws", the Congress leader added. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "The news of Sant Baba Rama Singh Ji's suicide is very painful. In this hour of grief, condolences to his family. Our farmers are asking for their rights. The government should listen to the voice of farmers and withdraw the three laws". Senior Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Badal took to Twitter and wrote, "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 the situation deteriorate any further & repeal the 3 Agri laws."

The farmers from several parts of the countries-particularly from Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh have camped in Delhi for the past three weeks to demand the Central government to repeal the three laws, which they fear would threaten their lives and produce by dismantling the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and by bringing in the private players into the agricultural sector. They have been intensifying their agitations with no favorable solution from the Central government.