Farm leaders draw inspiration from Ch. Chhotu Ram

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Remembering Sir Chhotu Ram respectfully today, leaders of different farmer unions lauded the hard work and commitment of Sir Chhotu Ram and the way he guided and mobilised farming communities towards securing some basic rights.

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SKM marked Vasant Panchami today as a day to commemorate the invaluable contributions of Sir Chhotu Ram for farmers of India. Remembering Sir Chhotu Ram respectfully today, leaders of different farmer unions lauded the hard work and commitment of Sir Chhotu Ram and the way he guided and mobilised farming communities towards securing some basic rights. He got the then British Rulers of India to enact at least 22 important legislations for the benefit of farmers. He sought to liberate farmers from the clutches of usurious moneylenders. To this day, farmers of the country are struggling against exploitation and Sir Chhotu Ram will forever remain a great source of inspiration for them.

Haryana farmer leaders have demanded the immediate dismissal of anti-farmer Ministers in the state like JP Dalal and Anil Vij. Mahapanchayats in Haryana are adopting resolutions to this effect and have also sent their resolution copies to the Chief Minister and Governor of Haryana.

Uttar Pradesh farmers have pointed out that sugarcane prices have remained stagnant even as inflation is rising, and even as pending arrears to sugarcane farmers continues to be around 12000 crore rupees in Uttar Pradesh alone. “The anti-farmer policies of UP government are very apparent and more farmers are expected to join the ongoing protests”.

In a spreading wave of Kisan Mahapanchayats/Jan Sabhas in support of the farmers’ protests, the latest took place in Khammam of Telangana where tens of thousands of farmers took part yesterday. The rally and public meeting was organised by AIKMS. Cultural performance and a tableau of a farmer committing suicide as corporations take over farming were part of the rally.

The pucca morcha that was started in Wardha in support of the farmers’ movement has now entered the 65th day and is witnessing the participation of many sections of society including anganwadi workers and others.

EOM.


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