Farmers next action plan against three Farm Bills on October 11
Ferozepur, October 10, 2020: The Kisan Mazdoor Sanghars Committee Punjab, who had been protesting since September 24, with announcement of rail roko protest, will announce further action plan on October 11.
Sitting on the rail tracks, the protesters today burn the effigies of Corporate Houses to express resentment over the passing of three anti-farm Bills.
With the on-going protest on the railway tracks, Punjab is heading for a major power crisis as farmers continue their protests by blocking rail and road networks in the state against the contentious new farm laws, said the railway official.
The protest on the rail tracks had been going on at 30 places in the Punjab including J&K and Ambala division besides road blockades at 70 places, mainly near toll plazas, in 22 districts.
On the other hand, the Chief Minister, Punjab has already made an appeal the farmers to end the train blockades, which has been continuing for nearly a fortnight, as the state’s coal stocks are critical and in case the same are not top off , there will be severe power shortages and thus hamper wheat-sowing operations too, said Powercom official.
Earlier, the protest against the withdrawn of three Farm Bills, had been announced up to October 11 and there was a deadlock between the farmers and Centre government. They had rejected the Secretary level meeting and demanded the invitation for dialogue only from PM’s house.
While the Centre government claims the Bills to be farmer-friendly but the farmer’s community are not ready to accept, as with the implementation of these Bills, the agriculture sector will go into the hands of Corporate Houses. The farmers had also given a call to boycott the products of the branded houses.
Addressing the protesters, Satnam Singh Pannu, State President and others said, the next action plan will be announced on October 11.