Farmers protest continue on railway track after taking off clothes in Ferozepur
Ferozepur, September 27, 2020: Thousands of semi-naked farmers and villagers continue their protest on the 4th day, under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee against the passing of anti-farmer black Bills by the Modi government demanding rollback of the same.
Railways had already extended the cancellation of 14 trains suspended earlier, till further orders, in view of uncertainty of farmers withdrawing the agitation.
Addressing a large gathering of protesters, State President Satnam Singh Pannu, Inderjit Singh Kaliwala, Deputy Secretary Ranbir Singh Thatta, Rachpal Singh Gatta Badshah, Narinderpal Singh Jatala, Gurnam Singh Bhuggian said, the blockade of Lalru and Shambhu Barriers by the Haryana Government at the behest of the Union Government is a gross violation of Article 19 of the Constitution and violates democratic values and fundamental rights and these restrictions should be lifted immediately.
Later they decided to visit the Hussainiwala in the shape of massive rally wearing saffron colour dupattas by the women, to pay homage to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 113th birthday.
The farmers leaders further said that the issuance of letter by the Modi government to the Punjab government to procure paddy from September 26 was also a sign of panic. The Modi government believes that early procurement of paddy will upset the farmers' agitation.
The farmer’s leaders said that the plans of Modi government were well understood by the farmers of Punjab and the country and the agitation against the Union government would be intensified.
The farmers leaders strongly demanded that while the Modi government was issuing orders for the procurement of paddy ahead of time, the three ordinances passed were meaningless and must be cancelled adding that the as per the report of Dr. Swaminathan Commission, the price of wheat should be declared as Rs.3300. Also the Center and the Punjab Government should pay a bonus of Rs.200 per quintal or Rs.6000 per acre to the farmers for the management of straw.