Shaheed Darshan Singh Pheruman went on hunger strike on 15 August,1969 and attained shaheedi on 21 October,1969 after remaining on fast for 74 days but the shameless,corrupt Bahmanvaadi ruling elite at the center did not accede to his demand & even today Chandigarh & some Punjabi speaking areas are not part of Punjab. Chandigarh was formed by destroying 22 villages of Punjab,their land & livelihood but now the so called Chandigarhians,mostly outsiders, dont even like anything connected with Punjab including language,culture to be seen in Chandigarh.All decisions taken in Chandigarh are anti Punjab.
The Punjabi speaking areas from HP,Haryana,Rajasthan have been deliberately excluded from Punjab.
Shaheed Darshan Singh's fast was also non violent and legal.
Similarly,fasts of Irom Sharmila,Nityanand were peaceful and legal but they didn't have the media hype on their sides and they belong to the minority communities.