Farmers’ leaders at Jaipur-Delhi highway promise growing strength over next few days

Leaders assure that the Modi-regime will fail to dissuade India’s farmers in their opposition to the three anti-farmer laws

Thousands of farmers have continued protesting at the Shahjahanpur border for the last week as the Haryana Police barricaded the Delhi-Jaipur highway.

Farmer leaders such as Viju Krishnan, Ranjit Singh Raju, Balwan Poonia, Yogendra Yadav and others addressed a press conference by saying, “The speech given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the farmers of Madhya Pradesh on December 18, 2020 was full of pure lies and unfounded claims. Millions of farmers are now on the streets all around Delhi and are facing severe cold and oppression and suppression of the BJP government to achieve its goal Is suffering.”

Farmer leaders said that every section of the society, including workers, intellectuals, students, youth, women across India, stands with them in opposing the three farm Acts – the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance & Farm Services Act, the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.

“The BJP-RSS and Modi government have a misconception that it will be able to crush, break and thwart the movement. But farmers are firmly resolved that this time we will teach them a good lesson and force the government to bow down,” said leaders.

On Saturday, agitating farmers paid homage to the ninety-third sacrifice day of the four Kakori Kanda magnates Rajendra Nath Lahiri, Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ullah Khan and Roshan Singh. They also took out a candle march at 7.00 PM in honor of martyrs at the gathering place.

According to an All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) press release, the convoy of agitated farmers sitting on the Shahjahanpur-Khela border is continuously increasing. Farmers from all areas of Rajasthan and Haryana are marching towards the front Sikar, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh and other areas, riding tractor trolleys.

Other people arrived at the border to offer food such as milk, vegetables, lassi, sugar, grains. Similarly, a representative of the Foodgrain Merchants Association in Hanumangarh reached the picket site and assured support to the farmers’ movement.

Meanwhile, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha called for a Homage day on December 20 to honour the 33 farmers and others who died while participating in the struggle due to accidents, illness and hostile weather conditions.

“The supreme sacrifice of these farmer fighters will not go in vain. Farmers and all people will pay homage from 11 AM to 1 PM by organising condolence meetings, human chain and garlanding the photos of the departed fighters in more than one lakh villages,” said the AIKSCC.


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