On the 552nd birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, Prime Minister Narendra Modi repealed the three agricultural laws which have led to a year-long farmers' protest across the nation. But, this is not the only good news Punjab has received this week. The week before Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti was gratifying for the people of Punjab, mainly farmers and the Sikh community.

This week Punjab cabinet abolished a farm law passed during the SAD regime, which was almost identical to the Centre's controversial agricultural laws.

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, on November 11 said that "house has passed a bill to abolish Contract Farming Act,2013 implemented by SAD."

"Assembly also passed ‘APMC Amendment Act 2021’ to prevent privatisation."

Supreme Court, on the other hand, sided with farmers of Punjab and other neighbouring states who were balmed for deteriorating air quality in Delhi.

On November 15, the Supreme court of India rapped Delhi government over farmer bashing. The Kejriwal government claimed that stubble burning by farmers was the main reason for air pollution in national capital.

However, SC asked the government to stop blaming farmers and ordered to pursue farmers who burn stubble, while emphasising that it does not want to punish them while Delhi and its neighbouring cities face an escalating air quality crisis.

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“We must consider the farmers' plight...what drives him to burn stubble? Farmers are being blamed by people staying in five-star hotels in Delhi. Take a look at the small landholdings. Are the machines you all talk about affordable to them?" SC remarked on November 16.

Centre government this week reopened the Kartarpur Corridor for Indian pilgrims.

Ahead of the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Kartarpur corridor was once again opened for Indian pilgrims on November 17.

The corridor provides a visa-free border crossing for pilgrims from India visiting the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan. Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib is the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.

Today, on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purab, the year-long farmers’ protest came to an end. Hundreds of farmers’ had camped outside the border of the national capital Delhi, protesting against the black laws of Modi led BJP government.

The laws were repealed on Friday, indicating the victory of Democracy.

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