Farmers Announced Next Phase of Movement Demanding MSP Guarantee

Farmers will observe MSP guarantee week from April 11 to 17

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Farmers will observe MSP guarantee week from April 11 to 17

Samyukta Kisan Morcha has announced the next phase of its nationwide campaign. Yesterday, in a meeting of all the organizations associated with the SKM at Gandhi Peace Foundation in Delhi, it was unanimously decided that between 11th to 17th April next month, a nationwide campaign would be launched by observing MSP Legal Guarantee Week. During this week, all the constituent organizations associated with the Samyukta Kisan Morcha will organize dharnas, demonstrations, seminars, demanding legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (C2+50%) as recommended by the Swaminathan Commission, to all farmers on all their agricultural produce.

Farmers will protest against protecting the criminals and implicating innocent farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri

In the meeting, after reviewing the legal process going on in the Lakhimpur Kheri case, concerns were expressed that the police administration and the prosecutors together are trying to protect the criminals and implicate the innocent farmers. It is a matter of surprise that in such a serious case, the son of the Union Minister got bail so soon while the farmers implicated in the same case are still in jail. Samyukta Kisan Morcha expresses serious concern at the news that a key witness in the case has been attacked after Monu Mishra’s release. The Morcha decided that there would be no relaxation in the legal battle in this matter, and full legal help would be given by the Morcha to the families of the farmers.

Government has not implemented the assurances given to the farmers movement even after three months

The Morcha reviewed the written assurances given by the Government of India to the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on 9th December and found that even after three months, the government had not acted upon its key assurances. There is no trace of the assurance of forming a committee on MSP.

Except Haryana, the police cases registered against the farmers during the agitation in other states have not been withdrawn. Delhi Police has spoken of partial withdrawal of some cases but there is no concrete information about that as well. Nothing has happened about the cases registered during Rail Rokos across the country.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha has decided to organize a nationwide protest on March 21, regarding the role of the government in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, and the betrayal of the assurances given to the farmers’ movement.

The Morcha reiterated that the Samyukta Kisan Morcha supports the call for Bharat Bandh by trade unions on March 28th and 29th, and that farmers across the country will actively participate in it.

Representatives of farmers’ organizations from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Tripura, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh participated in this national meeting convened by the coordination committee of Samyukta Kisan Morcha.

Issued by-
Dr. Darshan Pal, Hannan Mollah, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shivkumar Sharma (Kakkaji), Yudhveer Singh, Yogendra Yadav.

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