Farmer organizations protest against Centre Government
Chandigarh, June 8, 2020 : On a call from All India Kissan Sangharsh Coordination committee (AIKSCC), ten farmers organisations from Punjab held protest marches to pay obeisance to six martyrs of the peasant movement, by holding meetings and rallies at tehsil and district headquarters.
It may be recalled that six farmers were martyred by the BJP government of Madhya Pradesh in Mandsaur, on 6 June 2017, when they were protesting for getting appropriate rates for their commodities and seeking waiver off their loans. The protesting farmers also condemned the anti-peasant ordinance issued by the union government of India.
Kulwant Singh Sandhu, General Secretary, Zamhoori Kissan Sabha, Punjab informed that protest marches were held at different places in Punjab which were addressed by Shri Bhupinder Singh Sambhar, All India Kissan Sabha, Shri Harjinder singh Tanda, President, Azad Kissan Union, Punjab, Shri Nirbhai Sinbgh Dhudike, President Kirti Kissan Union, Dr. Satnam Singh Ajnala, President, Zamhoori Kissan Sabha, Shri Ruldu Singh Mansa, President Punjab Kissan Union, Dr. Darshan Paul, Executive President, Krantikari Kissan Union, Shri Jagmohan Singh, General Secretary, Bharti Kissan Union, Ekta (Dakaunda), Shri Inderjeet Singh Kotbudha, President Kissan Sangharsh Committee and Shri Gurbaksh Singh Barnala, President, Jai Hind Kissan Andolan .
The farmers leaders alleged that the Modi government is pushing agriculture of india into the hands of big corporates by formulating “Power Amendment Bill-2020, and by amending Agriculture Produce Marketing System. These policies would handover agriculture sector into the hands of Corporates. Dismantling of minimum price arrangement for agriculture produces will ruin the marginal, small, and middle peasants of India, which constitute almost 90 per cent of total landholdings. These policies would adversely affect those regions especially Punjab, Haryana ,western Uttar Pradresh and other pockets of India, where intensive farming is done under the “Green Revolution” strategy. It would divest states government of powers on agriculture. The centre government is trying to usurp states powers given by the constitution. This would further erode the minimal federal system of India.
Small and middle farmers are being pushed out of agriculture and dismantling of the Public Distribution System will break the back of consumers, especially living under the poverty line.
The farmer's leaders resolved that they would not allow the Modi government to succeed in its nefarious designs and launch a massive mass struggles for the cause of Indian farmers.. These farmers organisation also condemned the double standard adopted SAD (Badal) regarding the farmer's issues, because it is paying lip service to farmers of Punjab, but supporting Modi government policies at the centre.