Farmers announce dharnas at governor houses on Jun 26 to mark 7 months of protest
Protesting farmer unions Friday announced they will organise dharnas at governor houses across the nation on June 26 to mark the completion of seven months of their agitation against the Central's three new agri-marketing laws.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an top most body of over 40 farmer unions, said they will show black flags during their June 26 protest and send message to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Farmer leader Inderjit Singh of SKM told a press conference that this day of June 26 will be observed as “Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas (save farming, save democracy day)”.
“We will protest by showing black flags at Raj Bhavans and giving memorandum to the President through the governor of each state, who is the representative of president.
“June 26 is also the day when Emergency was declared in 1975 and we will complete seven months of our protest. Along with farming, democratic rights of the people have also been violated in this environment of dictatorship. This is an undeclared emergency,” Singh told.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at Delhi’s borders for more than six months now in protest against the three union farm laws that they say will leave them at the mercy of big corporates and end the MSP regime.
The government has said all these concerns are baseless and that the new laws are made for the interest of Farmer.
The Apex Court has put on hold the implementation of the laws till further orders and set up a committee to examine the dispute.
Addressing the concerns of women protestors, farmer leader Suman Hooda told that the special committees will be formed by Saturday evening which will be dedicated to the women at the protest sites.
“We have received some complaints from our women protesters. I want to assure them that these committees will only work to address any problems faced by them at the protest sites. Their contact numbers will also be shared by Sunday,” he said.