TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: After the regressive course of actions that took place during Republic day and the later events, the farmers announced a series of course of actions from February 23 to 27. This is a course of action to intensify the protest.
The farmers also said they will soon devise a strategy to keep the protest going for a long time. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is spearheading the protests, said at a press conference that under their proposed escalation programme, February 23 will be observed as ‘Pagadi Sambhal Diwas’ and February 24 as ‘Daman Virodhi Diwas’, essentially to underline that farmers must be respected and no “repressive measures” should be taken against them.
The morcha also announced that ‘Yuva Kisan Diwas’ (youth farmers day) and February 27 as ‘Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Divws’ (farmer-labourer unity day).
Farmer leader Yogendra Yadav said,
“The government is adopting all the repressive measures, mischief and manipulations including arrests, detentions and registration of cases against the protesters. The Singhu border has been fortified and appears to be an international border.”
He added that this issue will be discussed in the Parliament session on March 8, the strategy will be shared in the next meeting of SKM.
On Feb 18, the farmers went ahead with the ‘rail roko’ protest and blocked the paths of most of the states in the country.
This was the third major demonstration by farmers, following the Republic Day tractor rally and the ‘chakka jam’ on February 6.
CM Arvind Kejriwal,
“The three anti-farmer laws are death warrant for the farmers. If these laws are implemented, then the agriculture of India will go into the hands of some industrialists and the farmers will be devastated.”
The government went on with the procurement of paddy on the MSP even with the on going protest.
He added that if these laws are implemented, the farmers of India will become labourers in their own land. He also demanded that the central government immediately withdraw all the three “black laws” and the legal guarantee of MSP be granted to all the 23 crops following the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.
The farmers had been protesting and demanding repealing of the laws at all costs. The government had many meetings with the farmers but it had not bore any results yet. The meetings had stayed inconclusive.
Source: The Indian Express