Nation continues agitation against anti-people laws

As the National Protest Day draws closer, workers, farmers, marginalised intensify their agitation against the undemocratic Central Bills.

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Workers and farmers continued their agitation against the ‘anti-people’ laws of the Centre. Decrying the agriculture Bills and Labour Codes passed by the government, trade unions and organisations across India held protest on September 24.

Large groups were observed in various states. The Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) members amassed right from Himachal Pradesh to Tamil Nadu.


In Tamil Nadu, members were heard vehemently denouncing the Central government.

Hashtags such as #BJPModiMazdoorVirodhi #AntiWorkerLabourCodes #VidhanaSoudhachalo and #farmersprotestchallenge were trending during these protests.

Bangalore, which had already seen a huge protest on September 21 once again witnessed voices of dissent.



Other places such as Ooty and parts of Punjab also heard the voices of dissent.



Meanwhile in Haryana, CPI(M) MPs Kareem, K .K. Raghesh, Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya and AIKS Joint Secretary Vijoo Krishnan visited farmers protesting against 3 Bills in different districts of Haryana and expressed solidarity for the “Pratirodh Diwas” on September 25. Haryana Kisan Sabha President Phool Singh Sheokand and also accompanied the Haryana protesters.






The workers’ ire is trained against the three farmer Bills – the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill – and the three labour codes – the Industrial Relations Code, the Code on Social Security and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code.

According to Unions and workers these laws dilute the rights of farmers and workers and cater to the big-corporates of India. 

Even urban citizens have decried these laws and stood in solidarity with the farmers. Many have even called for a show of strength for the nation-wide protest on September 25.




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