Campaign for Kisan Morcha Martyrs Launched
Supreme Court should ask Modi government to repeal the laws.
Team Haryana First
New Delhi / Chandigarh: Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) announced that the sacrifices of the people who were martyred during the Kisan Andolan will not go waste, these sacrifices will intensify the anger of the struggling people. These sacrifices have made people more determined to take the struggle to logical end. The state president of the organization Joginder Singh Ugrahan and State Secretary Shingara Singh Mann said that gatherings would be held on December 20 in the villages of Punjab to pay homage to these martyrs in response to the call of Sanyukta Kisan Morcha and the memorial processions would continue on December 21, 22 and 23. After paying homage to the martyrs at village level, a block level tribute function would be held on December 24.
As the Dilli Chalo protest is going to complete one month on December 25, new contigents of protesters will join to intensify the struggle at Delhi Morcha. On December 26, a contigent of 15thousand protesters will march from the Khanauri border and on December 27 another 15 thousand will start march from Dabwali. Delhi Chalo Campaign Committee has been formed in the leadership of Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan to strengthen the Delhi Morcha. This committee will organize activities to mobilize people to go to Delhi as well as to strengthen the ongoing Morchas in Punjab.
Reacting to the remarks made by the Supreme Court on the farmers’ agitation, the farmer’s leaders said that the farmers had exercised their right amidst restrictions imposed by the Modi government on the right to struggle in the country which was also upheld by the Supreme Court. They said that there emanates a need to form a committee to discuss the issue when a section of the society has a different opinion on these laws whereas the farmers of the country have now taken to the streets in large numbers against the laws. People are sacrificing their lives, the country’s intellectuals and other democratic sections are also calling these laws anti-social and anti-peasant and demanding their immediate repeal. This is a collective conscience of the people which the Central Government should respect and the Hon’ble Court should ask the Central Government to respect this too. They said that so far these were the suggestions made by the apex court while the full position would be known once the court spells out the concrete steps to be taken. In case the court reached out to the farmers’ organizations then the organisations will be in a better position to respond. BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) made it clear that their support is for the struggle and it is only with the strength of the struggle that rights could be asserted. Experience so far shows that after giving up the right to struggle, there is no value of any dialogue with the governments and there is nobody responds to applications. They said that they would stand firm for the complete repeal of these black laws, government procurement of all crops and in all the states at MSP and PDS as legal rights.
Farmers raised slogans against Modi government from seven stages established at protest site at Tikri border in. Notably, the length of protest site on NH9, Rohtak bypass is increasing with new trolleys coming from Punjab. The caravans of farmers arriving from Punjab manifest that the struggle is deepening and widening its ambit day by day.