Support grows for Farmers’ struggle

Farmers’ movement carries on in full force gaining more and more supporters from different parts of India and abroad

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Expressions of solidarity with Indian farmers in their fight against the three centre-approved agriculture laws began flooding social media way before December 5, 2020 even began.

Although the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) had called for effigy burning of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and billionaires Ambani and Adani on Saturday, farmer supporters – who only keep growing in number – burnt busts as early as December 4 night.



People from Maharashtra and Gujarat set out to travel to Delhi on motorcycles. However, while Maharashrta’s supporters went out in a crowd, the lone supporter from Gujarat Dharam Hadvani, was stopped in the morning outside Ahmedabad’s Gandhi Ashram and detained by state police. Dharam is fortunately still on his way to Delhi.



In response to the call for Saturday’s protest, farmers units in Tamil Nadu had circulated well in advance. Accordingly, organisations like the DMK came out on the streets to decry the three farm laws – the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. 


Farmers were not the only ones who prepared in advance. Delhi police at Singhu border created a makeshift Olympic race course with their plethora of cement barricades lined with barbed wire.



Meanwhile, people in Brisbane, Australia also expressed solidarity with farmers of India. Previously, farmers had also received supporters from Italy, Canada and similar countries.



Organisations like Youth For Swaraj also kept morale high by circulating year-old videos of musicians rapping about farmers issues.



Other than protests, the All India Parents Association in Delhi issued a press release on Saturday asking Modi to resolve farmers’ issues to prevent any adverse effect on children’s education many of whom have also participated in recent events.

The complete statement of the organisation can be seen below:


Earlier on December 4, the Editors Guild of India (EGI) raised concerns about the news coverage of the farmers’ protests in Delhi, wherein certain media called protesters “Khalistanis,” “ anti-nationals”, and similar names.


On the same day, the Communist Party of India (CPI) Mumbai council carried out demonstrations in support of the farmers’ agitation at Kotwal garden in Dadar West.




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