TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: The Samkyukta Kisan Morcha has sought the “unconditional” release of arrested farmers. The Morcha has written to President Ram Nath Kovind and has also sought the withdrawal of “false” cases registered in connection with the agri laws.
The umbrella body of the protesting farmers has also demanded to put a pause on the notices being sent to the protesting farmers by investigating agencies and the police.
The letter states that,
“Under the banner of Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, farmers have been staging sit-in around Delhi for the last three months, but hundreds of farmers and agitation supporters have been lodged in jails by the Government of India and many state governments and false cases have been registered against them.”
It also added that the “innocent” farmers should be released from jail.
The statement also appreciated some of the judgements regarding releases from jail. It added,
“SKM welcomed many observations made by judge Dharmender Rana in his orders [also] SKM demanded immediate action against the Delhi Police which flouted many norms and arrested Disha Ravi in an illegal and extra-constitutional manner.”
Large scale arrests happened during the violence of 26th January.
The farmers had been demanding the complete repealing of the laws and have not backed off in all these months. Multiple meetings have happened between the farmers and the government, but all of them have remained inconclusive.
Source: The Indian Express