SKM accuses center of backtracking on written promises to farmers, plans further protests


New Delhi: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday July 3 expressed its disappointment with the Union government and accused the Center of completely reneging on written promises made to farmers when the protest was lifted on December 9.

Three important decisions concerning the peasant movement were taken during the national meeting of representatives of all peasant organizations associated with the SKM, which was held on Sunday in Ghaziabad.

In a statement released by SKM, the farmers’ organization claimed that neither the Minimum Support Price (MSP) committee was formed, nor the “bogus” lawsuits filed against farmers during the unrest. have been removed.

He also accused the government of not being ready to consider farmers’ biggest demand – a legal guarantee on MSP.

To protest against this alleged government ‘betrayal’, ‘Protest Against Betrayal’ meetings will be held at district level from the start of the monsoon session of parliament on July 18 until July 31 – the day of Shaheed’s martyrdom. Udham Singh – across the country, SKM said in its statement.

The SKM also announced that at the end of this campaign, on July 31, a chakka jam of all major highways in the country will be organized from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It was also decided at the meeting that agricultural organizations will mobilize unemployed youth and ex-military personnel against the Agnipath military recruitment program, which is “anti-national and anti-youth as well as anti-farmer”.

“To showcase the Agnipath program, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ conferences will be held across the country from August 7-14, to which veterans and unemployed youth will also be invited,” the statement said.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence, a 75-hour mass dharna will be held in Lakhimpur Kheri from August 18-20, demanding the dismissal of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra, he said.

Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri during violence that erupted when farmers were protesting the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to the area on October 3.

Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son, Ashish Mishra, is accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.



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